Enable your Email service

Activating mail flow for your Google Apps account involves turning on the Email service in your Google Admin console, creating users accounts, and modifying your domain's MX records.

Turn on Email in your Admin console

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. Click Google Apps.
  3. Look for Gmail in the list of services. If Gmail is not already there:
    1. Click the link to add more services.
    2. Under Email, click Add it now.

Activate mail flow

For your users to begin sending and receiving mail, you must also:

  1. Create user accounts for your domain. (Learn more about creating user accounts.)
  2. Change MX records for your domain to direct mailflow to Google servers. Click Change MX records in your Admin console and follow the instructions for your domain host. (Learn more about MX records.)