How can I use Gmail with my own domain name?

This article is about using Gmail as an alternative to asking us to set up your email addresses on the Singlepage web hosting account.

You may be aware of Gmail - many individuals have used a free Gmail account with an address like This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - and you may even be using the service for your business. Many users think Gmail is a great service because of its speed, reliability, large storage allowances, spam filtering and versatility on a range of devices (e.g. smartphones and tablets) including contact lists and calendars.

Some small businesses are now linking their own domain names with the Gmail service:

  • setting up Gmail to use your business domain name for email instead of just a Gmail address looks more professional and reinforces your brand or business name
  • linking your own domain name also offers some protection in the event that Gmail changes its policies or prices in a way that you don't like. If you are already using your own domain for your email addresses, you can simply set up a new email service elsewhere and your email addresses won't need to be changed. So you wouldn't, for example, have to change your business stationery or notify all your contacts of a change of email address

Here's a link to more information about Gmail for businesses as part of Google Apps. Google Apps allows you to combine your business domain with Gmail; it is a paid service but prices are low - see the Google Apps pricing page (currently £3.30 per user per month).

NB Singlepage cannot offer support on the use of external services like Gmail and this article is simply intended to help clients who may already be using Gmail or are considering doing so.