I want to use a custom domain name for my e-mail, while still using gmail. So for instance [[email protected]].

However, I don't see an option to enable two-step authentication this way. I'm using the Google Apps Standard Edition.

Is it not possible to do that? Is it part of a paid service?

  • Are you referring to Gmail for business?
    – MrWhite
    Apr 4, 2014 at 15:57
  • Nope. This was free. I'm not sure what the service is called. Apr 4, 2014 at 16:12

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Possible, paid but not for 2-step - just for custom domain.


Usage of Google mail servers with custom domain requires Google Apps for Business, formerly knowned just as Google Apps.

Quoting from Google Apps Help Center

As of December 6, 2012, Google no longer offers new accounts for the free edition of Google Apps

To enable two step-authentication go to control panel of your domain:

  • Security → Basic Settings → Two-step verification
  • Click to checkbox Allow users to turn on 2-step verification

There's no additional fee for two step verification.

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