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Using a custom domain name with Gmail

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We’re often asked about email hosting here at Anchor. We used to offer it with our shared web hosting plans but it doesn’t really make sense for us to provide email hosting anymore, given the immense capabilities of hosted services such as Gmail and our focus on building and managing cloud hosting solutions. “But wait! I don’t want a Gmail address!” You don’t have to. If you want to use a custom domain name with Gmail, it’s relatively simple to configure Gmail to use a domain name that you already own — no-one ever need know that Google is providing the service. Instead of using “yourname@gmail.com” you can use “yourname@yourdomainname.com” yet continue to use the awesomely powerful Google Apps infrastructure! Why would I want to use Gmail instead of having <your current email host> provide my…

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