How to Set Up a Google Apps Account For Your Domain Using GoDaddy
Creating a Google Apps Account for a domain hosted in Blogger or any other hosting service is pretty easy if you follow the below steps.
Step 1: Go To Google.com/a and sign up for an account.
Step 2: Setup Domain Details [Name, Organization, Users etc …]
Step 3: Input your domain name and click "Get Started"
Step 4: You need to Verify your domain.For this you have 2 options
A] Upload an HTML file to yoursite.com
B] Change yoursite.com CNAME record
Check the second option and click Continue
Step 5: Google will give you a Cname record code in the next window, Copy It.
Step 6: Sign in to your hosting account [Ex: GoDaddy] and Go to Total DNS Control Panel and Click on "Add New CNAME Record". Just enter the details like in the figure. Alias name is nothing but the code you just copied in the previous window.
Now, click on "I've Completed the steps above" in Google Apps Page. Now Your domain is verified.
Step 7: Next, we should activate the email services.For this, you should change the MX Records [Mail Exchangers] in your hosting. Follow the below steps
A] Log in to your account at godaddy.com.
B] Go to -> Domains tab -> My Domain Names
C] Click the domain that you would like to use with Google Apps.
D] Click the entry titled Total DNS Control And MX Records. The Manage MX Records, and DNS Zone File panel will appear.
E] Clear all existing MX Records by clicking Delete and confirm.
F] Once you've deleted all existing records, click "Add New MX Record". The MX (Mail Exchangers) Record Wizard will appear.
G] For each MX Record, enter information according to the data in the table below:
Be sure to include the trailing dot at the end of each record.
Priority Value | Host Name | Goes To Address (Mail Server) | TTL Value
10 @ ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 1 week
20 @ ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 1 week
30 @ ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 1 week
40 @ ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 1 week
50 @ ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. 1 week
H] Enter all the above details simultaneously.
After Completing the above steps, Click on Activate Email.
Congrats, Now You have your own email service like Gmail.
Note: It takes up to 48 Hours for the email service to be activated [usually it takes less than 24 hours]