[Systems] Gmail Domain

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Oct 14 09:42:21 EDT 2008

Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> [cc += systems]
> David Farning wrote:
>> Could either of you follow steps[1] 1 - 3 so we can setup gmail domains 
>> for sugarlabs.org <http://sugarlabs.org>
>> thanks
>> david
>> 1. https://www.google.com/a/cpanel/sugarlabs.org/Setup?htmlinstruction=1
> Ok the domain is now verified.
> Now, I've had a closer look to the service options and it seems 
> there's no way to use the service other than pointing our MX records 
> at Google; an all or nothing option.
> At this time, we do have a dozen of forwarding email accounts and 
> another dozen of administrative aliases for our domain.  Most people 
> will already have a personal email account somewhere and will just 
> want their Sugarlabs mail forwarded there.  There doesn't even seem to 
> be a way to reuse existing Gmail accounts.
> Each user could individually configure forwarding in their Gmail 
> preferences, but that's somewhat annoying.
> How about forwarding foo at sugarlabs.org to the temporary email account 
> foo at sugarlabs.org.test-google-a.com?  This would let us individually 
> create real email accounts only for those who need them.

Advanced email routing is only supported in the premium edition:

I don't know how much that would cost, but there's a free trial.

Another way to achieve the same result would be adding "email lists", 
which seem to be aliases under a different name.  The advantage is 
that this comes for free in the standard edition.  I just tried it out 
and it seems to work just fine.

Before changing the MX records to point at Google, I'd like to check 
if we have general consensus within the board.  My natural inclination 
would be to avoid depending on external entities for mission-critical 
services, so taking this steps makes me a bit uneasy.  Am I too much 
of a control freak? ;-)

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