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Postini Transition to Google Apps Email Security: Get started

Introduction | 1. Get started | 2. Configure Apps | 3. Enable passthrough | 4. Change MX | Support

Important: Use this guide only if you use the integrated version of Postini, which means you can access both Postini and the Google Admin console with one login, and users are automatically synchronized between the two systems. If your organization uses a non-Gmail mail server, and if you sign in only to the Postini Admin console to manage your Postini service, see the Transition Guide for Postini classic customers.
Note: The link to the Postini Admin Console has been removed from the Google Admin console for most GMS Integrated customers, and most GMS Integrated customers no longer have access to the Postini Administration Console. If this is true for you, skip the steps on this page and change your MX records.

To get started with your transition to Google Apps email security:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console
  2. Click Apps > Google Apps > Postini Services. To open the Postini Admin Console, click the link under the Postini Services heading.

    Note: If you are using the classic version of the Google Admin console, go to the Dashboard page, scroll down to the Your Google apps section, and click Postini Services console.

    See the note at the top of this page if this Postini Services icon is no longer visible in your Google Admin console.
  3. Click System Administration to open the Postini Administration Console.

    Note: You must click this link within a few seconds or the page will redirect you to the Message Center. If necessary, click the Back button on your browser, and then click System Administration.
  4. In the Postini Administration Console, click the Transition tab. The Transition tab is located near the upper-right corner of the window.

    This opens the Transition Wizard, which guides you step-by-step through the testing and roll-out process.
  5. As you finish each page in the Transition Wizard, click Next to continue.

The first page of the Transition Wizard lists the email security features that are available in Google. During your transition, you may need to configure these settings in the Google Admin console.

You can then (optionally) test your Google Apps settings by enabling passthrough on a trial org or orgs. To complete your transition, change your MX records to direct your email to Google.

For more information and instructions about your transition steps, see the FAQs.

IMPORTANT: If you're a Postini GMD integrated customer getting started with Google Vault, your archive data is copied from GMD to Vault during your service transition, but your GMD users and settings are not transitioned. You'll need to manually set up your users and settings in Vault during your transition. For details and instructions about setting up Vault, see Manually transition GMD to an existing Vault instance and the Vault help center.

Introduction | 1. Get started | 2. Configure Apps | 3. Enable passthrough | 4. Change MX | Support

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