Step by step guide to get your own email in google apps

My friend in USA ask me how to get email from google apps.

I pointing him to my post at wordpress.com, since the post using Indonesia language then he ask me again to repost in English language.

Taken from wikipedia :

Google Apps is a service from Google for using custom domain names with several Google products. It features several known Web applications, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Talk, Page Creator, and Docs & Spreadsheets.

I try to write down my step to make griya.web.id up, by following the steps at the end I get :

1. Free hosting at google ( 100 MB )

2. My own email ( user @ griya.web.id ), each account get 2 GB space

Here’s  the steps :

1.Sign up for google account

Fill all required information, confirmation page will be displayed apps1.png

Check my email and open email confirmation from google

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Activate my account by click provided link

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2. Verification step success, followed by signup for google apps by click this banner:

 

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Fill in all related information

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Domain creation in progress

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Create administrator account

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3. My domain successfully join google apps, time to add services apps10.png

I just add domain and email, the rest can be added later

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for accessibility purpose, I add CNAME record

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Click “I’ve completed these steps” button, do the same for email

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Updating service, can be less or more days, depend on dns setting

After all service up and dns propagation success I try to send email from other email account, here’s my new email box at google apps

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no need to worry about spam and downtime, I believe in google server :-)