An advantage to using Gmail for business email is the ability to access your work email from any device. Also, there is greater storage potential than what most people have on their desktops.
You can set up Gmail for your business email in one of two ways. You can go to the Google site and follow the steps, or you can alter your existing POP3 account to reroute emails through your current server configuration. Going through the POP3 servers can require a bit of research for the user. Depending on how savvy you are, this could be a complicated process. This article shows a step-by-step guide to accessing and setting up Gmail for business through Google’s website.
Go to the Google Apps for Business site and click the “Get Started” button. This will bring you to an information screen. Fill out the necessary information in the fields provided and click “Next” to proceed to step 2.
Here you have three options: use a free email address from Google, purchase your own domain, or add a current domain you already own. If you choose to use the free address, then the email address you will have will contain “mygbiz.” For example, let’s say you are opening a company called Brooks Publishing and you want the email address to reflect this. Your email address domain using the free option would be brookspublishing.mygbiz.com.
Select the option you wish to use and click the “Next” button.
Next, input your username, password, and verification. Type in your username: for example, JohnBrooks. Your full email address would now be firstname.lastname@example.org. Type in your password twice and fill in the verification field.
Lastly, select the “I have read and agree to the Google Apps for Business agreement” checkbox and click the “Accept and signup” button.
If you choose to purchase your own domain or connect a previously owned domain, then the process will vary slightly. However, the step-by-step is simple and will get you where you need to be to set up Gmail for business email.