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  Google Apps for Your Domain is a software bundle aimed at small and mid size businesses. Google Apps lets you offer email, instant messaging, and calendar accounts on your own domain name (for example, you@yourdomain.com), to keep your group close and build its online identity. Here are the reasons why you should be using Google Apps with your domain.
   
   
  1. Google Apps lets you to create any number of Email accounts (with your domain name) with Gmail and 7GB storage space. Google also gives 99.9% uptime guarantee for emails. You also get all the features of Gmail on your custom mails ID. Users can also create custom logo for headers.
  2. Google Apps allows you to customize your start page, create headers and footers with your images. You can add or delete content to suit your needs. Start page can create a unique, dynamic place for your users to preview and access their inboxes and calendars.
  3. Google Talk is available to all the email accounts created with your domain, so that you can connect with your friends with your custom email ID.
  4. All the users in your domain can organize their schedules and share events, meetings and entire calendars with others. Your organization can also publish calendars and events on the web.
  5. Google Apps also supports mobile access. You can get all mails, calenders, GTalk on your mobile phone if you have a supporting handset.
  6. Create custom URLs for all your domain’s Google services. For eg you can create mail.yourdomain.com for logging into mailbox.
  7. Google Apps allows your to create web pages using Google page creator and publish your pages on the web with your domain.
   
  Apart from this the service is fast and easy to use. Windows Live also has the feature of customizing your domain, the main difference between these two are in the looks. Windows live custom domain has a better layout and UI, but Google apps has more features.

In Plesk, its quite simple to configure DNS settings.  This post will guide you on how to setup Google apps on Plesk panel 9.x.x

Lets get started! You must have an active account, meaning a registered domain .

Login to Control Panel https://control.DNN4Less.com/cp

Go to your domain. Click the "DNS Settings"

 

Before adding any records, delete all mail records first. See the image below.


 

After deleting click the "Update" button. See the image below.

Click "Add record"

From the below image you need to put all the MX records orderly on your Plesk DNS settings.
First add all the MX records one-by-one see image below:


Slelect Record Type "MX"
Leave "Enter Mail Domain" empty
" Enter Mail Exchanger" for the following Mail Exchangers

Put all the records and follow the MX Priority accordingly.

ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGL.COM
ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
ASPMX4.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
ASPMX5.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

After adding click the "Update" button. See the image below.


Your DNS records will be look like this.

You are now done on MX records for Plesk now we need to modify some configuration on Plesk to tell Plesk that we dont want to use the built in mail.

On your Plesk dashboard click the Mail Accounts.

Click Mail Settings

Uncheck "Activate mail service on domain"

And save by clicking OK.

  The first thing you need to do to start using Google Apps is sign up for it. You can sign up for a Standard Google Apps account at this URL. There are also Premier and Education Google Apps editions, but we are going to focus only on the Standard Edition as it is the most widely used.
   
  On the sign-up page you will see two options for registration depending on whether you are the administrator of the domain (you own or manage it) or a member of it (you are a regular user who cannot manage the domain).
   
  We'll assume you are the administrator of your domain and choose the first option. Then type your domain name in the empty field and click Get Started.
   
 
   
  On the next page you will be asked to fill in your details (name, email address, etc). Fill in the required fields and place a check next to "I understand that if I cannot alter DNS records for my domain, I may impact my organization's ability to use Google Apps".
   
  If you wish, you can fill in some details about your organization as well. When you are ready, click Continue to proceed.
   
 
   
  Now you should create your administrator account. Type a username and a password in the corresponding fields.
   
 
   
  Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions for using the Google Apps service. When you are ready, click I accept. Continue with set up >>.
   
 
   
  This completes the Google Apps registration. You will be logged in to your Google Apps Dashboard, from where you can activate and manage your Google Apps services.
   
 
GOOGLE APPS. SMTP SERVER can be used to send emails from any of your favorite email client or DotNetNuke.You can send email for any email address from any network that lets you connect to Google Apps. SMTP server, using your Google Apps. account.


To configure DotNetNuke to use Google Apps. SMTP Server, follow the steps below.

  1. Login into your DotNetNuke website as "HOST".
  2. Under Host Settings > SMTP Server Settings, enter the following information.
    1. SMTP Server and port: smtp.gmail.com:465
    2. SMTP Authentication: Basic
    3. SMTP Enable SSL: Checked
    4. SMTP Username: Enter your email address (Same as Host Email Address)
    5. SMTP Password: Enter your email password
    6. Click on update to save the settings
  Google Apps is a set of web applications provided by Google. These web applications include Google Email, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites.
   
  All of these web applications offer an online alternative to traditional office suites. Thus you can look at Google Apps as an online office suite.
   
  The main advantage of Google Apps is obvious - your documents are always available online, ready to be viewed and edited. You don't need to install any additional software on your computer. Furthermore, Google Apps is a free service, so you won't have to purchase anything. All you need is an internet connection and a standard web browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.
   
  The first thing you need to do to start using Google Apps is register a new Google Apps account.
   
  The first thing you need to do to start using Google Apps is register a new Google Apps account.

Once you create an account for your domain name, you must verify that you own your domain in order to use Google Apps with it. There are two ways you can verify that you own the domain:
   
   
  • You can create a CNAME record to point to google.com .

    To verify the ownership of your domain name with a CNAME record, you should add a CNAME record in the following format:

    googled1b45bec3014624d 14400 IN CNAME google.com.

    Please note that the Google authentication token (the letters and numbers following the word google in the example above) is a unique value valid only for your domain name.
  • You can upload an HTML file to your website.

    To verify the ownership of your domain name with an HTML file, you should create an HTML file called googlehostedservice.html inside your public_html directory, add your Google authentication token to the file, e.g.:

    googled1b45bec3014624d

    and make sure the file is accessible at http://yourdomainname.com/googlehostedservice.html

    Once you have created the necessary CNAME record, or uploaded the googlehostedservice.html file, you should allow up to 48 hours for Google to verify your domain's ownership.
   
  Apart from this the service is fast and easy to use. Windows Live also has the feature of customizing your domain, the main difference between these two are in the looks. Windows live custom domain has a better layout and UI, but Google apps has more features.

This article presents an easy method of transferring email from one server to another, using matching IMAP email accounts in your favorite local email software. This is important because when you migrate to a new server, your old emails will not be available unless you migrate them.

You will transfer emails from a single mail account on one server to another. Using IMAP avoids formatting and permissions problems that may result from moving the raw mail files.

Requirements

  • Both of your servers must support IMAP email. 
  • The password for the email account you are trying to migrate.
  • An IMAP-capable local email client. Most email clients like Outlook, Apple Mail, and Thunderbird support IMAP mail accounts.
    • If you don't have a favorite email client, download Thunderbird for free.

Instructions

  1. Create the same email account on your new server that you had on your old server. Use the same spelling and capitalization.
  2. Give the new email account the same password that you used on your old server. You can change the password after the migration process is done, if desired.
  3. In your local email client, create two new email accounts.
    1. They will both be for the same email address.
    2. They will both use the same password.
    3. They must both use IMAP.
    4. The incoming server (or IMAP server) will be different for each account.
  4. With both accounts online, open up the inbox for the account that connects to your old server. Drag and drop messages from this inbox to the inbox on your new server.