Google Apps Mail in cPanel
First, you need your own domain name. By domain name, I mean something like site.com, example.net, etc (TLDs). And this guide will show you how to use Google Apps Mail for your domain. Like: firstname.lastname@example.org. Yeah, it’s valid and works on both sending and receiving mail.
Sign-up or login to Google Apps Standard Edition, http://www.google.com/a/cpanel/domain/new. Don’t worry because it’s free. After that you might need to verify your website, google will ask you to upload some file, and you can do that using file manager. Actually I will skip that because that was an easy task.
Next, is to activate Google Mail (or GMail) for your domain. To do this, you will need to change your MX Entries. MX Entries are usually changed in the server’s DNS. But because cPanel provides custom MX entries, we can just use it to change our MX records. But how?
First, you must login to cPanel. Then on the index page, under the Mail category, click on “MX Entry”. It’s the last icon on that category. Then it will show you what domain you are using, how email is routed, and the current MX records. Now you have to make sure that under Email Routing, Automatically Detect Configuration is selected, otherwise, please do so, or this will not work. Then, it’s time to change MX records.
By default, the only MX record is your domain, having priority 0. Here’s a table of what it should contain for Google Apps Mail.
And this is the text version of the MX Record Destination Entries:
You can just edit the default record and change its host. And it’s as simple as that. For me it worked instantly, but for some, it would take up maximum of 48 hours till the propagation is completed.
Enjoy your Google Apps Mail! Godbless!