Activate Gmail with Google Workspace (@your-company)

After you sign up for Google Workspace and are ready to start using Gmail with your business address, make sure you complete these Gmail setup steps.

Required checklist of steps

These required steps guide you through the minimum requirements to properly send and receive emails:

Step 1: Create user accounts for each member

Each Gmail user in your organization needs their own Google Workspace account.
An account gives each user a name and password for signing in to Google Workspace, and an email address at your domain.

Do this step now: Options for adding users

Step 2: Set up MX records to direct your mail to Google servers

When you're ready to go live with Gmail, redirect your domain's MX records to Google servers. Do this after creating user accounts for people who will be using Gmail with your domain.

This is one of the most important steps to setting up Gmail with Google Workspace, so make sure your MX Records are correctly set up before starting to use Gmail.

Do this step now: Set up MX records for Google Workspace email

Recommended steps for added security

After you complete the steps above, these steps help prevent phishing, spoofing, spam, and forged or bounced emails.

Other setup options

Additional options

As an administrator, here are more ways to make optimal use of Gmail for your business:

Advanced options for businesses

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