Upgrade @gmail.com account to Google Apps for push?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Nerdface Killah, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Nerdface Killah macrumors member

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    Is it possible to upgrade a @gmail.com account to a Google Apps for Business account so that I can still have push when using the native mail app in iOS?
     
  2. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    yes
     
  3. cruisencode macrumors member

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    I think the answer is no. I think you need your own domain name to use for Google Apps for Business. I don't think you can use your gmail address.
     
  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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  6. Menel macrumors 603

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    You can register a domain name. $8-12/yr
    Sign up for Google Apps for Business. $5/mo
    Forward your old @gmail account to your @domainname.
     
  7. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I'm a proponent of controlling ones own email address. If you purchase a domain name you can own it for life (or the end of the internet, whichever comes first) and decide who will host your email. I did it way back when @home became @comcast.
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    Same. I did it way back, when my school pulled my .edu :(

    Hosted on a friend's colo for awhile.
    Then hosted on another friend's colo, while forwarding and sending from @me.com account.
    When Apple pulled that ability, ported into free Google Apps.

    I already have an Outlook.com setup, some of the DNS configured, just not fully configured yet. It'll likely be my next stop when I stop being lazy. Probably be a next holidays type thing, since have a couple family members I will need to migrate.
     

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