Google Apps for Your Domain

I moved my mail server from a machine here at my house to Google Apps for Your Domain. It took 15 minutes. It was wonderfully simple – Google even detected my DNS provider and walked me through changing MX records. Very nice! So now I access my rob @ email at – which redirects to Google.

I just wish Google would upgrade my GMail account so I can access other POP accounts from within GMail.

But I’ve now saved myself the hassle of running my own mail server locally (I still run my own server – it’s just easier now). I also save that bandwidth (which allows more bandwidth for you to hit blog).

I’m going to move one of my customer’s domain over as well – because we don’t have anyone on staff to manage the servers, email, etc. So moving it to Google Apps makes a lot of sense.

Google Apps for Your Domain lets you offer private-labeled email, instant messaging and calendar accounts to all of your users, so they can share ideas and work more effectively. These services are all unified by the start page, a unique, dynamic page where your users can preview their inboxes and calendars, browse content and links that you choose, search the web, and further customize the page to their liking. You can also design and publish web pages for your domain. It’s all free* and everything is hosted by Google. No hardware or software required.

Source: Google Apps for Your Domain


  1. Oh – and if you had an email address remind me – I need to re-create your account and tell you how to access it now 🙂