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I use my own domain for email, so that I can use multiple email addresses when shopping online, subscribing, etc.

These are all redirected to Gmail.

I have created some addresses under that domain for use when sending in Gmail.

What I would like to do is send mail without the need to register each address separately, or create a new email address in "Google Apps for your domain".

Is there a method to register the whole domain with Gmail so that I can send email in this way without needing to verify a new address?

[Original answers suggested Google Apps for your domain. I didn't known about this, and I think it will be useful for me, but it doesn't obviously allow this feature.]

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Yes - use Google Apps for Your Domain.

It's free for up to 50 users.

Free GAFYD (as provided by Tobbe below)

UPDATE This answer is no longer valid if you don't already have a Google Apps account. Google Apps is no longer free for new signups!! (Thanks to asalamon74 for the update)

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Are you sure you can only have 50 free users? I used it a 2 years ago and have more than 100 accounts. –  itsaboutcode Jul 8 '10 at 7:13
    
They keep decreasing it for new registrations. I still have 100, so old accounts remain as are. –  Recep Jul 8 '10 at 8:17
    
@itsabout: It's been dropping. My main account, which I registered a few years ago, has 200 users. The new domain I registered last week has only 50. –  me_and Jul 8 '10 at 8:26
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The free version is google.com/apps/intl/en/group/index.html as posted by Tobbe. I am setting this up now and will see whether it does what I want. –  itj Jul 8 '10 at 10:44
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You can setup a catch all address in Google Apps for receiving email sent to a non-existent address, but you would need to do something to send from them via Google Apps. Sending from a different client might work though depending on the mail server you are sending through. –  Craig Jul 8 '10 at 17:53
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You can also just add "+foo" and "+bar" to distinguish your normal gmail address for each site. They will all go to your normal gmail address. For instance, if your name is bob@gmail.com, you can use "bob+amazon@gmail.com" and "bob+facebook@gmail.com", and so on.

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-1 you cannot send FROM those addresses which is part of the OP's requirement –  Shevek Jul 8 '10 at 7:39
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@Shevek: Yes you can, by setting them up as additional From addresses under Settings > Accounts. It's not ideal, but it is possible –  me_and Jul 8 '10 at 8:28
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You can do this, but there are many websites that you then can't use that email because they declare the format is invalid. (I just mention this because that's how I used to track where the spam was coming from) –  hometoast Jul 8 '10 at 17:32
    
see my answer below to use "minus addressing" instead of "plus addressing" (which is often not supported...) –  Josh Newman Jul 8 '10 at 19:40
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I see Raithlin already suggested Google Apps for Your Domain (GAFYD), but I just wanted to add the link to the free version, as it can be kind of hard to find.

Free GAFYD

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This should have been a comment on Raithlin's answer. I won't -1 as you are below 50 rep and unable to comment. –  Shevek Jul 8 '10 at 7:41
    
Thanks, Tobbe. I was unaware that there was a separate link. I've added it to my answer for completeness (and for future searchers), and given you credit for it. –  Raithlin Jul 12 '10 at 7:23
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Just adding my voice/vote to Google Apps Standard - plus this is a nice trick to use "minus addressing" with a catch all to forward email as you wish as discussed in this webapps thread

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cyphers suggestion is also nice but I prefer to use google apps. And you need not change MX records to get/send domain email.

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Yes, you have to manually modify MX records as described here.

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