I strongly suggest every web developer should own a domain, that helps you to understand the real time web system. The web giant Google offering a free tool called Google Apps Standard Edition you will get Gmail, GTalk, GCal, and Gdocs. This post explains how to setup the free Google Apps Standard for your domain.
Go to Google App Standard here you have to add the domain.
Choose custom setup click Go Custom button.
Now the domain owner verification.
You can verify the domain uploading a HTML file with specified files name.
Other way of verification you can include this META tag in domain index page.
After domain verification the following success message will apear.
Now creating team emails.
Go to Organization & users click Create a new user button and you can create team user email.
It will success message popup.
In Organization & users tab contains all the team emails list.
By default Google App provide you mail access URL http://mail.google.com/a/yourdomain.com click change URL link and setup custom URL like http://mail.yourdomain.com
You can choose your custom URL here.
Now you have to modify the domain CNAME record
Open a new tab login into you domain provier site like Godaddy, Bigrock etc, Go to the domain DNS settings and add mail CNAME points to Google server ghs.google.com
You have add MX records in following way and save the DNS settings.
Now back to Google App page go to Domain settings tab click Appearance upload your logo
Now the email application ready.
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