Learn how to move away from xtra/yahoo/hotmail/etc to an awesome gmail experience, and send/receive with your domain name.
First decide if you are a "team" or a single person business. If you are a team, you need to sign up to Google G-Suite (Google Apps) and it costs about US$5 per user per month) If you are a single person business, then you can get away with a free Gmail account.
Free Gmail Account Approach
This approach uses a mailbox on our server to send/receive (behind the scenes), but each day you will log into your Gmail account to manage your email. It does have a short delay on receiving mail, as it has to poll our mail server for new mail.
- Signup for a free Gmail account.
- Login to our CMS, click on your Domain, then Email,
- Create a new Mailbox on our system.
- Create forwarding rules for any aliases you want, to point to your new mailbox.
- Log back in to Gmail
- Click the COG icon top right in Gmail
- Click Settings
- Click Accounts
- Add a mail account
- Enter the setup details for the mailbox we are providing you.
Google Apps Approach
- Sign up to Google G-Suite
- Follow all their instructions to create your individual staff accounts.
- Use the DNS CName approach to validate your domain ownership.
- Login to our CMS, go to your Domain, then DNS
- Look for the option to validate your domain by entering a DNS validation code
- Wait for your domain to validate in Google's console.
- Once verified, login to our CMS and change your domain DNS template to enable Google Mail.
- Disable email in our CMS after 2 days. (email may go to either old/new accounts in the interim)