How To Log Into Google Apps Email

May 13, 2010

How-To-Log-Into-Google-Apps-EmailGot Google Apps handling your email?

Lucky you. I use it too. (Here’s why I use Google Apps for Email).

So now you need to know how to set it up. Here’s how to do that.

Before we get started, though, let me explain a few things. Google is acting as your email server. That means that you will typically use some program (like Outlook or Thunderbird) to actually fetch, read, and send your email. So, you’ll see the instructions for how to set those up in the videos below.

On the other hand, you might just want to log in directly to a page on your browser to get your mail. That’s fine, too. And, if you follow my advice here, you’ll set it all up using something called IMAP, which means that all of the mail you receive will be synchronized.

That means when you read mail on your iPad it matches the mail on the browser which also matches the mail on Outlook. Neat, right?

To Log Into Google Apps Email in a Browser

It’s easy…

Just go to http://www.Google.com/a/yourdomainname.com

Of course, switch “yourdomainname.com” with your real domain name and extension.

If we’ve set up your Google apps for you, we’ve done something simpler, though. You can get to your mail just by going to your website and adding /mail to the end, like this.

http://www.YourDomainName.com/mail

(I don’t have to tell you again to substitute your own real domain into that, do I?)

Once there, just type your username and password. You should not type in your whole email address, just your username. So if your address is “[email protected]”, then just log in with “joe”.

And that’s it.

Once inside, it should all be pretty clear for you. If you don’t see your email on the very next screen, click the “Inbox” link at the top right of the screen.

That’s it for now…unless you want to know about…

How to set up Google Apps Email in Thunderbird

How to set up Google Apps Email in Outlook

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