The Google Workspace is a great tool for small businesses that need to organize and collaborate on projects with team members. It provides a suite of business apps including Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Hangouts Chat, Drive and more.
Once you have purchased and set up your business email account, you must sign into your admin email account to accept the Google Workspace product agreement. This article will show you how to set up Gmail as your business email account.
Step 1: Purchase a domain name
If you don’t already have a domain name for your business, you’ll need to purchase one. You can do this through a domain registrar like GoDaddy or Google Domains. Once you’ve chosen and registered your domain name, you’ll be able to set up Gmail to use it as your business email account
When choosing a domain name, try to choose something that is short, easy to remember, and relevant to your business. Once you’ve registered your domain name, you can set up Gmail to use it as your business email account by following these steps:
- Go to the Google Accounts page and sign in with your personal Gmail account.
- Click on the “My Account” tab and scroll down to the “Products & Services” section.
- Under the “Gmail” heading, click on the “Learn more” link.
- Scroll down to the “Create a new Gmail address for my business” section and click on the “Get started” button.
- Enter your desired business email address in the “Email address” field and click on the “Next Step” button.
- Choose how you want to verify your ownership of the domain name and follow the instructions accordingly. After verifying your ownership, you will be able to set up Gmail as your business email account!
Step 2: Create MX records
If you want to use Gmail for your business email, you’ll need to set up some MX records. MX records are basically instructions that tell email servers where to deliver messages. To set up MX records, you’ll need to log in to your domain name registrar’s account.
Once you’re logged in, find the DNS management page. This is where you’ll be able to add or edit MX records. Adding an MX record is usually pretty simple. You’ll just need to enter the hostname, point it to the Gmail servers, and give it a priority.
The priority will determine which server receives messages if there are multiple MX records pointing to different servers. Once you’ve added the MX record, save your changes and wait for the DNS changes to propagate.
This can sometimes take a few hours. After the DNS changes have propagated, try sending a test email from Gmail to make sure everything is working correctly.
Step 3: Create A Records
If you don’t already have a domain name, you’ll need to purchase one. Once you have a domain name, you can set up what are called A records with your domain registrar. A records tell DNS where your website is hosted.
To set up an A record, you’ll need to know the IP address of the server where your website is hosted. If you’re using Gmail for Business, the IP address is:
You’ll need to set up two A records for each domain you want to use with Gmail for Business. The first A record should be for “www” and it should point to the IP address listed above. The second A record should be for “@” and it should also point to that same IP address.
Once you’ve added the A records, it may take up to 48 hours for them to propagate across the internet and become active.
Step 4: Create CNAME Records
If you’re using Gmail as your business email account, you’ll need to set up some CNAME records. CNAME records are used to map a domain or subdomain to another domain. For example, you could map the www subdomain to gmail.com.
To set up a CNAME record, you’ll need to edit your DNS settings. If you’re not sure how to do this, contact your domain registrar or hosting provider. Once you’ve edited your DNS settings, add the following CNAME record:
Points to: gmail.com
TTL: 3600 (or whatever value your DNS provider uses)
Once you’ve added the CNAME record, wait a few hours for it to propagate and then test it by visiting www.yourdomain.com in your browser. If everything is working correctly, you should see the Gmail login page.
Step 5: Setup Google Apps for Work
If you want to use google business in email account, you’ll need to set up Google Apps for Work. This will give you access to all of the features that you need to use Gmail for business, including a professional email address, calendar, and more.
To set up Google Apps for Work, just go to the Google Apps for Work website and sign up for an account. Once you’ve done that, you can add your users and start using all of the features that Google Apps for Work has to offer.