Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How to Setup a Professional Email ID For Your Domain with Google Apps

Author: Gagan Masoun
Setup a Professional Email ID For Your Domain with Google Apps
If you're a professional blogger or a tech company and using public domain email addresses, such as one offered for free by Gmail/Yahoo/Hotmail mail; even though when you already own a domain name. Then the first important thing to keep in mind is that every business/blog domain needs a professional branded email ID. In this article, we will show you how to setup/create a professional email ID using Google Apps and Gmail.

What is Domain Specific Email Address

A Domain Specific Email Address is the one that has your domain name in it. admin@example.com, info@example.com. You can be a more professional with Domain Specific Email Address.

Email ID's on free mail services like admin.blogsdaddy@gmail.com are not really good because they do not look professional.

If you want a domain specific Email address, you will need a domain name and a complete website. Previously I have published some articles on domain name suggestion tools and cheap wordpress hosting companies to quickly setup a website.

Why Use Google Apps for Work?

There are so many WordPress hosting companies that you can use to setup a domain-based email ID but most hosting email servers are treacherous, antagonistic, confined, and less secure. You wouldn’t even know if the mail you dispatched was delivered.

Google Apps for Work are the best options. Google Apps for work cost $5/user/month, and it accommodate with all Google services.

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Step by Step Guide to Register at Google Apps

1. Go to Google Apps for Work & click on Start Free Trial button (Enjoy first one month without paying anything)

Note:- It costs around $5/user/month. If you pay annually, then you get 2 months free ($50/user/year).


2. On the next page fill out a form with your first and last name, an existing email address etc. Click on next.

google apps for work signup

3. On the next page, you have two options; Use your own domain or buy a new domain. If you have a domain name already, choose the option which says “Use a domain name I have already purchased” and if you need to buy a domain name, use the another option.

business domain address

4. On the next page, you will pick your Google Apps user name like admin@example.com. Click on "accept and signup" button. Upon completion, it will show you admin dashboard of your newly created Google Apps account.

new google apps account

5. Now click on the start button next to ‘Add people to your Google Apps account’.

set up google apps for work

6. You'll see a popup form where you can add more users if you want to. If you don't want to add another user, then you need to scroll down and just check the box next to ‘I added all user email addresses currently using @freewhatsappstatus.com.’ Click on the next button.

7. Google will ask to verify domain ownership. You can do it easily because Google provides multiple options to do that. You can add a meta tag, upload a file to your web-server, or add a TXT/CNAME record. Adding meta tag is so easy. I have used meta tag option to verify domain ownership.

google apps domain verify

8. Now your domain ownership is successfully verified, now set up email for your domain. Go to the control panel for you domain. The good thing about Google Apps setup tool is, it’s very smart and makes it easy for any non-technical user to setup and get running in no-time. For instance, in my case, Google apps detected that my domain name management section for mydomain.com on the Namecheap website, and it gave me step-by-step guide to quickly setup Google Apps email service via Namecheap.

google apps domain verification

9. Delete old MX record in your hosting account and add the MX record provided by Email setup console of Google apps:

google apps mx records

Congratulations! Within 24 hours Google will check the MX records after which your mail will be activated.

You can manage your Google Apps account by visiting the admin console.

google apps admin console

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