How To Setup Google Apps on Your Website

How To Setup Google Apps on Your Website

Google Apps is a service from Google for using Google products like mail, docs, calendar etc on your domain name.Google Apps has a free version and you can signup for that and get the Google products at your domain name. You will get a GMail interface for email handling on your domain. You will be able to use this custom email addresse(yourname@yourdomain.com) on Google Talk or any other Jabber Client.If you bought a Custom Domain from Blogger,then you have already created the Google Apps account and so you can ignore this tutorial.

Signing up for the Free Version Of Google Apps

1. Go to this link http://www.google.com/a/cpanel/domain/new and signup for Google Apps

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2.When you finish the Signup Process, you will be taken to the Google Apps Dashboard and you will be asked to verify your Domain Ownership.

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Choose the method which is appropriate for you. If you are using a Self hosted website, then the HTML File upload method may be easier for you. If you are using a Blogger Custom domain, then you will have to do the CNAME based verification

If you are on a Blogger Custom Domain, you will have to create the verification CNAME from your Domain Control Panel. If you have a self hosted website and you opted for the CNAME based Verification, then make a support ticket with your webhost asking them to create the CNAME for you(that is why the file upload method might be easier for you). Once they have created the CNAME(or you uploaded the file as per the instructions), you can verify your domain ownership.

3.If you already using mail accounts on your host, then make the same accounts again on Google APPs. eg: If you are already using an email account (aneesh@yourdomain.com), then make the same user account(Create new Users link) on Google Apps

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Create Accounts for each of your existing @domain email addresses.

4.Now Activate email from your Google APPs Dashboard. Make sure that you have completed Step 3 before doing this.

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5.You will see some instructions to Create MX Records. If you are using a CPanel Hosting, then login to your CPanel and Click on MX Entry under Email

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Select the Domain of your choice from the Dropdown and delete all existing MX Records for that domain. Add these 5 MX records

Priority Destination
10 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
20 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
20 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
30 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
30 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

The Final CPanel MX records will look like

cpanel-email-config

If you are using a Blogger Custom Domain, then you will have to Create these MX entries from your Domain Control Panel. Godaddy provides an automatic configuration tool to create these 5 MX Records.For other Domain Registrars follow the instructions provided in the Activate Email page of Google APPs. Once you are done with creating the MX records Click “I have completed these Steps

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6.Now you have configured your email. You can now access your email at http://mail.google.com/a/yourdomain.com . If you want to use a custom url, then you will have to create a corresponding CNAME record. For example if you wish to access your mail at mail.yourdomain.com , then you will have to create a CNAME for mail pointing to ghs.google.com . You can Change to a custom url from the Email Settings in Google Apps Dashboard .Similarly you can assign custom urls to the other Google Apps like Sites and Docs after activating them.

28 comments :

  1. Well I have setup my domaine email with Gmail withour using Google Apps and it's much much easier. Of course I can send and recieve emails instantly from my gmail account ...

    (Your related posts and Sharing sections look familiar to me ! Have you made some changed lately ???)

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  2. @Soufiane - yes you can add POP3 email accounts to GMail and it will act like your desktop mail clients which will pull emails from your account at regular intervals.

    yea i had made some changes to the post footer

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  3. Great tutorial. I have learned a lot from here and I like your screenshots they are cool and nice.

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  4. Thanks...nice sharing! Keep posting bro^

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  5. Hi Aneesh,

    I have already an account of Google Apps but, when I try to lodin it say's:

    "Server error

    Sorry, you've reached a login page for a domain that isn't using Google Apps. Please check the web address and try again."

    What to do? Will I not able to get this service?

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  6. @Anup- that message appears when you dont have a Google Apps account for that domain. Try signing up again. But before you do that switch your blog to Custom Domain from Settings > Publishing of Blogger

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  9. hiiii, im newbi, can you told me, where i can get for good domain n hosting, coz i want create for WP blog. please help me. thanks

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  10. i love to read your posts because its to helping me out..

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  11. Yippee! your blog is amazing, i don't have to go anywhere else to find solutions for my blog. You've it all right at one place. Thanks a lot.

    One of your blog fan
    Faiz

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  12. It's so simple yet so useful. Thank you Aneesh for this tutorial. I didn't expect it's so simple really. Keep up the great work!

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  13. Thank you so much!!! Been a big help.

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  14. if you decide to buy a custom URL for your blog using google then you automatically get google apps and it's automatically configured!

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  15. Great all-in-one tutorial. Thank you very much!

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  18. I created a google app for my self hosted blogger blog. i also activated the email address in google app to isaac@domainname.com but when i send a mail from my yahoo mail to this same email address, it does not appear in my google app mail box(isaac@domainname.com). Am i missing something? pls

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  19. I just bought my custom blogger domain -- how do I set up an email with that domain? When I go to the link you said and put in my domain name, they say that that name has already been registered with google apps.
    ???
    Thanks!

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  20. Well done mate !!!! very useful artice.. helped me a lot.. God Bless !!!

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