Gmail for small business

By , January 31, 2010 8:26 PM

Gmail for small business

After you have gone to google apps

and set up your business domain name

As you’ll have worked out, Google doesn’t give you the best web addresses to access your Google Apps email, docs, etc.

To make this more simple, go to each service in your Google Apps Dashboard and click ‘change url’, pick the one it gives you (usually mail.[mysite.com], etc. ) and click ok.

It will then tell you how to adjust your DNS settings appropriately, but to make this simpler, login to your DNS control panel in SliceHost (or whatever DNS service your using) and add some CNAME aliases.

type: CNAME

name: mail

data: ghs.google.com

type: CNAME

name: start

data: ghs.google.com

type: CNAME

name: docs

data: ghs.google.com

type: CNAME

name: calendar

data: ghs.google.com


Now wait 3-48 hours for it to check the MX record on your DNS provider.
  • Incoming Server: imap.gmail.com
  • Outgoing Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Authentication: email@gmail.com + email password
  • ‘Use secure Socket Layer (SSL)’
  • Ports: 587 Outgoing, 993 Incoming

Thunderbird Labels

By , January 7, 2010 11:56 PM

Thunderbird Labels

o update your labels in Thunderbird follow these simple steps.

Install Stylish in Thunderbird – Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2108 and download the Stylish extension. Open Thunderbird and go to Tools -> Extensions (v1.5) Tools -> Addons -> Extensions (v2) and click the install button. Browse to where you saved Stylish on your computer. Then restart Thunderbird. Note: If using Firefox, make sure to right click on the Stylish install link and choose Save Link As… because we don’t want to install it into Firefox.

Create a New Stylish Style – Open Thunderbird, click on the Stylish icon in the status bar, choose manage styles, click write and in the description field add TwisterMc’s Labels.

Get the CodeClick here and copy the code into the big Stylish input box. Make sure that the Enabled checkbox is checked and hit Save. Then close the Manage Styles window.

Refresh – In order for the labels to appear, close the main inbox window and re-open it, or just restart Thunderbird.

That’s it.

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