Friday, November 3, 2006

Google Apps thoughts

It has been a few days since I have switched most of my domains, that I actually care about receiving email for, to Google Apps for Your Domain.  I really like this service.  The setup was was very easy.  I actually like the fact that you can set up the user accounts and aliases even before you switch the mx records.  This allows you to test everything before putting in production.

In this post, I mentioned that I was only going to use fetchmail to collect the mail for my account.  I ended up using it for a few more accounts.  One of them is where I have my logs forwarded to for the servers that I maintain.  Since on want one account to check for these logs.  The other is an account that we use KidzMail for our kids to use.  KidzMail only supports unencrypted POP3 and SMTP, which is not supported by Gmail.

There are a few things that I would love to see added in the future:

  • If you have multiple domains registered with Google Apps, if would be great if there was one interface to manage them all.  You had to specify a Google Account to register for Google Apps, so it should be pretty easy for Google to associate these domains.

  • You should be able associate a Gmail account and a Google Apps account, so you can log in once and check both email accounts

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