Configuring Gmail


#1

Hi,

I’am a newbie at DreamHost and I begin to work around the numerous services available. I am willing to use Gmail as the regular webmail for my account and I question myself about the ways to parameterize it.

Up to now, Gmail is available fory my account at http:://mail.mydomain.org. When I connect to the service, the url becomes http://mail.google.com/a/mydomain.org.

My problem with this is on two levels:

  1. first, I “dislike” the url http://mail.google.com/a/mydomain.org and would prefer to keep the original one: http:://mail.mydomain.org,
  2. second, my compagny proxy blocks the Gmail service which is therefore not available.

Is there a way to resolve these two issues?
Are Custom MX options useful in achieving this?

Best Regards,
Stochastic


#2

the http://mail.google.com/a/ url is the way it works – google is doing that and they don’t seem to give us control over it.

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#3

That’s also been my experience. It’s nice to hear someone confirm this. That’s also how my URL looks when I go to my Google hosted site and apps. That’s a huge bummer and to me doesn’t count as Google hosting my domain. It’s more like a redirect to my own spot over at Google, rather than using their apps on what appears to be my domain.

-Scott


#4

that is an option in gmail admin - - you CAN fix that,
Can’t recall exactly how … but google It or check help files… I have done exactly that


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#5

I have yet to get this to work. There’s Site Mapping, but that’s to make a subdirectory to look like your main site.

For starters, I’m trying to get mail.example.com to have that URL, rather than http://mail.google.com/a/example.com/. God knows I’ve tried and tried, but nothing’s worked so far. People keep telling me it can be done, but nobody’s told me how. If you’ve found a way, please do share.

-Scott