Beta Testing Gmail for your Domain

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I’ve been in on the beta test for Gmail for your domain (thanks Google!), So far so good.  except for some issues that seem to be a google wide. For those that don’t know Gmail is Fast, clean and comes with a tonne of storage. The problem is that for people like me who own their own domain – I own mattroberts.com. The only way of using your email address (for example George@mattroberts.com) would be to using a forwarding and masking setup. This would mean that at the Domain registrar (or your host) you would setup up forwarding for George@mattroberts.com to his gmail email address (for example George@gmail.com.)The problem professionally with this is that email to Outlook Clients (and possibly others) would show up like this in the From address -from: George “george@gmail.com” on behalf of George “George@mattroberts.com“The good about this is that if you added people to your address book – you would add the george@mattroberts.com (not the gmail one) but the bad part is people would see you’re too cheap to buy mail hosting (like me.)The only mess up has been my SMTP service. I followed all the directions and it just came up with errors.  The fix is to skip the standard outgoing server: smtp.google.com and use smtp.googlemail.com – though there isn’t (that I’ve found) official Google support for this it does work and should fix your issues.

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Hi. My name is Matt Roberts, you can find me at www.mattroberts.com.

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