have domain, will email

24 01 2007

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google_sm.gifdo you have your own domain?? or do you own the domain you are currently using?? do you want to use that domain to receive your very own email?? better yet, do you want to use the GMAIL interface when receiving/sendingh email, use Google Talk, and Google Calendar using your own domain?? much like somebody@gmail.com but becomes yourname@yourdomain.com using the GMAIL interface??

if your interest was piqued, then better take a look at Google Apps for Your Domain, Google’s latest offering which is also free…

you don’t have to change your hosting service, nor do you have to install new hardware or software if you want to use this new feature of GMAIL… after signing up, all you need to do log in to your domain [or your server if you are hosting the domain], then point your MX record over to Google’s… and that’s it!!

here’s a screen capture of mine…

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click on image

you can even change your logo!! cool, ne??

this is not limited to personal domains, though… they are also inviting organizations who don’t have their own email but own their domains, as well as schools, to use this beta version… ok, the question now is what would happen to the users after the beta period?? will they be required to pay then?? according to the Terms of Service, “Google will continue to provide a version of Google Apps for Your Domain (with substantially the same services as those provided as of the Effective Date) free of charge to Customer; provided that such commitment applies only to End User Accounts created during the period when the Google Hosted Services are considered a beta service“… meaning, when you signup now, all that you get will be free for as long as you are using it, even past beta…

now, if only my hosting service will update my MX records as i have requested yesterday morning… hmmm…

Ciao, sweetie… 8)

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5 responses

25 01 2007
Aja Lapus

I’m glad I could be of help. 🙂

25 01 2007
in retrospect… » email for haravata.com is now up!!

[…] if you don’t know what i was talking about, refer to have domain, will email… anyway, my new email address is now this: […]

25 01 2007
ChrisH

hey Aja, thanks for that… i’ve been looking for that for such a long time now… 😀

i hate WYSIWIGs… :$

8)

24 01 2007
Aja Lapus

I believe your using cPanel. You could change your MX records easily yourself. Here are the steps:

1. Login to cPanel
2. Go to the Mail (Mail Manager Main Menu) icon
3. Go to Modify Mail Exchanger (MX Entry)
4. Go to Change an MX Entry
5. Select the domain that you applied for the Google service and change the MX value to ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

That’s all—five easy steps. 🙂

24 01 2007
Pinoy Blogosphere

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