How to set up G Suite for Work email for your domain

Having email addresses for all your staff members can really simplify communication, and using an email address @ your domain name makes your contact information look much more professional than using @comcast.net or other general addresses. Luckily, G Suite makes it easy to use their Gmail email in conjunction with your domain name, so your users get the great experience this service provides while also being able to use custom email addresses. You just pay for as many users as you need, and you can see Google's pricing here

The steps below outline how to set up G Suite (Gmail) for Work. If you are a Nonprofit or School, you'll follow slightly different steps.

1. Sign up for a G Suite account

Fill out the sign up form on on the G Suite website to create your new Google Apps account.

a. Enter the appropriate "About you" information and click Next.

b. Select whether you: 

1) Plan to use a domain name you've already purchased or 

2) Plan to buy a new domain name from Google. 

*If you're using an existing domain name, enter your domain and click Next.

c. Fill out the " Create your G Suite account" form. The username and password you enter into this form is how you will log in to manage all your G Suite for Nonprofits products. You will be able to add additional users/email accounts for your colleagues later. Once finished, click "Accept and signup."

2. Verify your domain

a. Go to  admin.google.com and log in to your new Admin console using the username and password you just created.

b. Once logged in, click " START SETUP" at the top of the Admin console. Then click "VERIFY DOMAIN."

c. You have multiple options via which you can verify your domain. If your eCatholic website is currently LIVE at your domain, we'd suggest verifying your domain ownership by adding a meta tag.  Copy the meta tag value (illustrated below) provided by Google. 

d. Then, open a new tab in your web browser, navigate to your eCatholic website, and log in as an Admin. Click on the Administration tab > Settings > Google and paste the meta tag provided by Google into the "Domain Verification - Meta Tag Code" field (illustrated below). Be sure to click "Save/Publish" at the bottom of the screen.

e. Return to your Google Admin console and click the checkbox "I have added the meta tag to my homepage." Then click "Verify."

* Note: The option of verifying your domain ownership by adding a meta tag will only be effective if your eCatholic or Sheenomo website is presently LIVE at your domain. If your eCatholic or Sheenomo website is NOT currently live at your domain, we suggest adding a TXT record to your DNS to verify your domain ownership.

3. Setup Billing

a. Google automatically puts you on a 30-day trial when you get signed up. In order to continue with Google for your new email service, you'll just need to login to your Admin Console and click the Set Up Billing button on the right.

4. Add Users and Switch

a. This Google article will tell you how to add individual users to your account. Once your users are added, they'll be able to login to their new Gmail accounts.

b. Once you're ready to switch, you'll just click the Set Up Gmail button at the top of your Admin Console and follow the steps they give you. This is what takes your new email LIVE and causes messages to start flowing into your new Gmail inboxes. If you need help with this step, be sure to give us a call. The G Suite Admin help center is a great resource if you need help making any changes to the new email going forward.

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