According to Wikipedia: Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple and Facebook. You can read more here.

I use Google Mail, Drive, Docs, Analytics, Console, reCaptcha and more for business and personal use. I think one of the most appealing things Google has to offer is the amount of storage one can get with a personal account; 15 GB and their business pricing is reasonable, I use both, you can check out pricing here for businesses. Just so we are clear, I am not paid by Google to sell products or market their products to the general public I am writing this for informational purposes as I think it may help someone make a decision on whether its the right fit for them.

G Suite is the platform to use for your business needs. You can use you own domain name with G Suite and receive mail just as you do with a personal Gmail account but with your professional domain name. You can add users and give them storage capabilities, sync calendars and work with others in real time, secure your company’s data with 2-step authentication, single sign on, mobile management and so on.  I use G Suite for my business as I am able to sync all my documents on my mobile devices and my iMac. I also use it to back up all my photos from my iPhone, with unlimited storage I never run out. To access my documents, I use the app on my iMac to open my synced files just like a regular file folder.  I like the fact I have unlimited storage, collaboration with others on the same domain name, files are owned by the company and not the individual users, document sharing is easier with members of your team on the same domain name and support is available 24/7.  I also use a tool called Boomerang to pause my inbox at certain times of the day so I can concentrate on productivity. Boomerang also lets you create emails and send them at different times of the day. This integrates with my G suite email account.  Having an email address that includes your domain name presents you as a trusted professional and establishes a connection between your email and website. If you are concerned about missing important emails from an old gmail, outlook, yahoo, etc. account you can add them within your Gmail/G suite account so all are in the same place and reply with your business email so your client/customer can update your contact information. As with any business email/document solution, its all about personal preference, I happen to prefer Google.

How to Add an Email Account Into Gmail

  1. Open Google Mail mail.google.com, login to your account, click the wheel icon in the top right and select settings
  2. In your Gmail settings, go to the Accounts tab
  3. Click on “Add a mail account
  4. Follow the instructions, you may need information such as username and password, POP server, port numbers and SSL information yet sometimes depending on the email address Gmail will auto populate this for you.

Replying as the same address: 

  1. Open Google Mail mail.google.com, login to your account, click the wheel icon in the top right and select settings
  2. In your Gmail settings, go to the Accounts tab
  3. Click on “Add another email address” next to Send mail as
  4. Follow the instructions. You may need information such as username and password, POP server, port numbers and SSL information yet sometimes depending on the email address Gmail will auto populate this for you.

 

I hope this helps you with managing you email addresses in one account. It saves me a TON of time with just one app to download.

 

Samantha La Deaux
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