> It's not possible from a technical standpoint for a @gmail.com
> e-mail address to handle the e-mail for a domain name.
> However you can continue to forward your e-mail to your
> @gmail.com e-mail address, much as you did with Dreamhost.
I think what you're saying is there's an email-handling component needed to do email forwarding, which WordPress.com does not do. I wonder why, if Dreamhost can do it with so little problem, WordPress doesn't offer the feature? It would seem to be rather helpful in trying to move a blog to WordPress.com; by comparison, pushing people to Google Apps requires additional signup and complexity, and just seems a bit strange to me, unless it's a marketing arrangement.
To be honest, effecting the change of moving my blog from Dreamhost to WordPress.com has turned out rather more complicated and difficult than I would have imagined. I'm now in limbo trying to straighten out some issue preventing the setup of Google Apps for my domain (looks like some service in the past put down my domain as an alternate), and meanwhile email to addresses at my domain appear to be silently disappearing. That is a costly problem, not knowing who has emailed me what. Additionally, I'm finding that many of the images in my blog posts going back years are appearing broken since I ported the blog; I haven't yet figured out why, and it would have helped if the import tool had perhaps noted any such link breakages.
I would advise anyone to think twice before trying to move a blog to WordPress, and do as much as possible (e.g. Google Apps setup) before
actually needing to move, and beware of losing email forwarding for some time in transition.