Use Gmail Mobile With Google Apps For Your Domain

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!


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