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Summary:

Google Apps for Your Domain offers many of Google’s core applications to be accessed through your own custom domain, a boon for productivity. Gmail’s mobile application is amazing, but Google Apps subscribers could be left out because you are required to login with [username]@gmail.com, not @yourdomain.com. […]

Google Apps for Your Domain offers many of Google’s core applications to be accessed through your own custom domain, a boon for productivity.

Gmail’s mobile application is amazing, but Google Apps subscribers could be left out because you are required to login with [username]@gmail.com, not @yourdomain.com.

Read on for one easy way to get your Google Apps account to work with the mobile utility.

The Steps

  • Sign up for a regular Gmail account.
  • Login into your Google Apps e-mail.
  • Go to Settings – Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  • Under “Forwarding” choose:
    • Forward Copy
    • Fill in your new Gmail account
    • Then select “keep [domain]‘s copy in the inbox”
    • Save changes
  • Login into Gmail
  • Go to Settings – Accounts
    • Under “Send mail as…” click “Add another email address”
    • Enter the name you want, and enter your Google Apps e-mail
    • Go to the next step, and verify your e-mail
  • You can then download the Gmail app on your Java-enabled phone and use it

Now whenever you’re on the road you get a copy of the e-mail on your mobile that you can respond to with your Google Apps account, and when you go back to your Google Apps account you’ll have those e-mails, including the complete conversation, saved!

Update: Steve pointed out in the comments that Google has made their Gmail mobile application available for Google Apps. Just point your phone to m.google.com/a and download it. Thanks Steven!

  1. Yes but now you don’t have the advantages of a Google Apps Premium mailbox (if you use it), for Google Apps standard it shouldn’t matter.

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  2. If you have a blackberry you get access to a special version of the gmail app just for custom domains. Therefore, you can have a gmail app for @gmail.com and a special gmail app for your @mydomain.com email address…blackberry only.

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  3. The latest version of the java app supports Google Apps. I’m actually using it that way. So there’s no need for workarounds.

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  4. hi :)

    The info is not quite complete.
    Even for Gmail Apps you can use your mobile webbrowser by logging on to https://mail.google.com/a/YOURDOMAIN.EXT

    Also the small but very nice Gmail-mobile app functions like a charm with your gmail-apps account.
    Just point your mobile browser to http://m.google.com/a to download and install and enjoy.
    I’m using it quite often and it is really nice (and easier compared to the webinterface as mentioned above).

    More info at http://tips.hani.nl

    Cheers, HBE

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  5. ps; the mobile app at m.google.com/a is NOT only for blackberries: i’m using it on my way more simple Nokia 3110 Classic.

    If you are not sure wether or not it will work on your mobile phone, just try downloading and installing. If your phone is not compatible the installation will fail without messing up your phone (as far as i know and have heard..)

    Cheers again :-)
    HBE

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  6. My mistake, it’s not the latest version of the Gmail app, but a special Google Apps version:

    http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/12/gmail-mobile-application-now-available.html

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  7. I use a Treo 650 and SnapperMail to access my IMAP-enabled Gmail Apps inbox and it works flawlessly.

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  8. @Steven: That is sweet! I had no idea that it came out. What a great find.

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  9. You should change this article / take it down. This is innacurate. You can do everything on Google Apps that you can do with Gmail. The best is http://www.google.com/m/a/yourdomain.com

    You get the new, integrated mobile experience. Its especially great on iPhones!

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  10. thanks for the info. also the alternative is
    three ways to use gmail on mobile

    if it can help.

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  11. [...] Not sure how we missed this last month, but a new release of Gmail’s Mobile App that works with Google Apps (For Your Domain) accounts is now available for your Java-enabled mobile phone. Just browse to m.google.com/a on your mobile phone and download “Mail by Google.” The icon is a blue envelope (instead of the regular Gmail Mobile red icon) and it’s labeled “Mail by Google.” You log in using your name@yourdomain.com address. You can have both Gmail Mobile and Mail by Google installed on the same phone, and it works on Symbian and other Java-enabled handsets like my Nokia 6682. Check out our screenshot tour of the Gmail Mobile 1.5 app to get a taste of Gmail Mobile 1.5. The Mail by Google mobile app is a free download direct to your handset. Gmail Mobile Application, Now Available for Google Apps [Google Operating System via Web Worker Daily] [...]

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