Send mail from Gmail with a different originating address or “alias”

Written by Anthony D on . Posted in Email Support, Google Apps

Gmail lets you send messages with another of your email addresses listed as the sender instead of your Gmail address. This feature helps you manage multiple accounts from the Gmail interface; it works only if you already own the email account linked to the alternate address. To send mail from a different Gmail username, you’ll first need to sign up for that address. Select an option below for instructions on how to add your other addresses to your Gmail account.

To use one of your alternate sender addresses, click the From link when you compose a new message. If you’re replying to or forwarding a message, click the field where your recipients are listed, then click From. After clicking From, you’ll see a drop-down menu next to your address, where you can select the email address you’d like to send from.

If you ever need to edit the name, configuration or reply-to address, go back to your settings. Click edit next to the address on your Accounts tab. To delete an address, just click delete.

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Note for IMAP/POP users: If you access Gmail through a POP or IMAP email client (e.g. Outlook) and would like to send messages with a custom “from” address, you have two options. We recommend that you configure your email client with two outgoing SMTP servers, one for Gmail and one for your other address. Or, you can use Gmail’s outbound servers with a different “from” address. If you’ve already configured the alternate address, your message will be sent from:[email protected], sender:[email protected], regardless of which custom from configuration you chose.

Google Helpouts Released

Written by bryan on . Posted in Google Apps, Restaurants, SEO, Support, WordPress

Google-Helpouts

Have you heard of the newest product from Google this week? It is called Google Helpouts and its’ purpose is to allow professionals / experts in specific fields to extend short “Help Sessions” to individuals via Video Chat for a rate the provider decides. All it takes is a Google account and a means of paying the provider for their expertise.

Many of our clients offer services that could hugely benefit from style of consultation. It has become easier than ever to use your expertise to assist people around the world, instead of only in your local area. It is a great way to give your brand a better name for itself as well as building loyalty towards your company because of the extra mile you were willing to go for the customer.

We are considering setting up Google Helpout session hours to assist our clients (and potentially millions of others) with their needs of WordPress Training, Search Engine Optimization Strategies, Inventory Management needs, Restaurant software, or other basic website questions / conerns. If you are interested in starting Helpout sessions through your business, or are looking to attend one of our upcoming Helpout sessions, get in touch with us today!

Setting Up Google Apps for Business (Gmail) with your Domain

Written by bryan on . Posted in Domains, Email Support, Google Apps

Do you have Google Apps for Business, and want to use your own domains email address to send and receive mail? Here are some settings to help you set it up

Here are the values to be included when you configure MX records for Google Apps with your domain host. Please note the initial numbers in the Value / Answer / Destination column show MX record priority. See understand MX records for details about adding MX records to your domain.

Name/Host/Alias Time to Live (TTL) Record Type Value/Answer/Destination
Blank or @ 3600 MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

Any MX record that is currently set up, set the priority to a number higher than 10, which will allow mail to go through to your own server as a fallback if Gmail fails.