Setting up a hosted email solution with Google Apps


Anyone who uses the internet on a regular basis will have an email address of some sort, with many of us using free email services such as Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Microsoft Outlook or Apple’s iCloud.

Whilst these services may be great, they’re not ideal for business use. Your email address will end with their own domain, such as or If you’re using an address like this and even have it displayed on business cards, it can look a bit unprofessional.

Continuing with our series Setting Up Your Business Online Without Coding, I’ll show you how to set up and configure a truly customizable hosted email solution with Google Apps, providing you with all the power of Gmail but with the flexibility of running your own email server.

I’ve written an in-depth guide for FreelanceSwitch all about setting up a hosted mail service with Google Apps.