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Set up Gmail for your team

Ready to start using Gmail with your Google Apps team? Once you sign up for Google Apps and verify your domain ownership, you can start using your business or school address with Gmail. Here's how to begin:

As a Google Apps administrator...

  1. Turn on your Gmail service
    Sign in to your Google Admin console and make sure your Gmail service is turned on.
  2. Create user accounts
    Each user in your organization who will use Gmail needs their own Google Apps account.
  3. Direct your domain's mail flow to Google servers
    When you're ready to go live with Gmail, redirect your domain's MX records to Google servers. (If you're deploying Gmail alongside your existing mail service, such as for a pilot, see these advanced delivery options.)
  4. Authorize your senders with SPF
    Add SPF records to your DNS settings to make sure spammers can't forge messages from your business address, and that valid messages from your domain aren't mistaken for spam.

    If you don't add SPF records, messages your users send from Gmail might end up in recipients' spam quarantine. Add SPF records now

  5. Add your other domain names
    If you own multiple domain names, you can add them all to your Google for Work account. That way, users can have an address at one or more of your domains.
  6. Customize your Gmail web address
    Let users access their Gmail page from
  7. Turn on business options for users
    Turn on the Gmail features you want people to use, like offline access, read receipts, Gmail Labs, and more.
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