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I really like gmail as a email provider, mainly its spam settings seem to be so much 'smarter' than most other services.

At the moment ive got a personal gmail account (not a google apps for business) and ive got a domain.

In the past i would have just set up a google apps for business account, but theyve started charging for them (as of today - Techcrunch article)

Is there a way i can setup my normal gmail account - mycompany@gmail.com to be mycompany@mydomain.com ?

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According to Google Operating System:

Apparently, there's a workaround that lets you use the free version of Google Apps for a single account. "If you create a new Apps account going through the App Engine Admin Console you'll still be able to create a Standard Apps account for free but you'll only be able to get 1 user per account rather than the 10 you get today," says Greg D'Alesandre, Senior Product Manager for Google App Engine.

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ive given that a try, what you end up with is a free google app engine account, but i couldnt see a way to confirgure the emails –  sam Dec 7 '12 at 16:55
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Sure, all you have to do is go to mydomain.com and create an email address mycompany@mydomain.com and then have all email to that address forwarded to your gmail. I have almost 100 different email addresses at mydomain.com, all forwarded to my gmail.

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i meant more allong the lines of changing it via the mx record so that myname@mydomain.com would be the actual email, not a forwarded address –  sam Dec 7 '12 at 13:29
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Goto google.com/takeout with your Gmail account and tranfer your Google+ circles to your new account.

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