BDES: Gmail For your Domaim


Now on the Battle of the Domain Email Services is one of my preferred ones, gMail For Your Domain. With GFYD you get the famous AJAX-based (with non-AJAX compatibility mode) interface of Google’s GMail, 2GB space per account, up to 100 accounts, and tons of customizations features. All you need is a domain, google hosts everything for you.

Advantages:

  • It’s GMail, only with your domain name instead!
  • Google hosts everything for you. All you need is your domain.
  • Google can register a domain for you for $10/year if you don’t already have one.
  • You get 100 accounts, plus unlimited “aliases”.
  • You can customize it to have your own logo, and make the login page look different, etc.
  • 2GB of space — and it’s on someone else’s servers!
  • An amazing easy to use interface — exactly like GMails.
  • Built in Instant Messaging/Chat network.

Disadvantages:

  • Could use more customization features.
  • You can’t put a login box on your site without messing around with some obscure API.

In short, GMFYD (google.com/a/) is an amazing way to get domain email (and it’s free). Unless you want to run your own email service with over 100 users, and let them register themselves (you have to approve everyone in the admin panel), this is the best service for you to go with. If it doesn’t meet your needs, you may want RoundCube (blog post coming soon).