Adding email to domain
I am trying to attach an email to my domain but when i go to Dashboard>Store>Domains there is no “Add email” button only the “Edit DNS” button.
The external site i am using for email hosting is Godaddy.com, which your tutorial says is included in the drop down menu, unfortunately i cannot see tis menu :(
Is this something to do with the type of account i have or something else?
Thanks in advance for ANY help anyone can give. xxx
The blog I need help with is lunatrixband.com.
I will not be of any help, I have exactly the same problem with mine. It was not the case one week ago, the “add an email” link still existed last week! i was to join google apps but it is no use anymore since i cannot add the address.
Thanks a lot for any helping idea!
The blog I need help with is tewhoola.com
I did just the same. I was about to ‘add email’ but did not have the requisite type of email address. So I signed up for Gmail, no problem. Then I went back to WordPress and spent about 90 minutes trying to find the page with ‘add email’ on it.
I have sent a question to the WordPress help team. If I get anything useful, I’ll pass it on.
Glad to hear i’m not the only one with this problem! :) Hopefully someone from the site will reply at some point. xx
Thanks for posting the question. Same here..
I had problems using Google Apps before, so I waited to delete my account to restart the whole process, and now to ‘add email’ button:((
We’re sorry about the frustration with trying to set up Google Apps email with a custom domain. Google dropped support for new free accounts last week without any warning.
If you had already created your Google Apps account before last Friday but just hadn’t connected it to WordPress.com yet, the good news is that you can still do so. Or, if you want to use Google Apps for Business at $50/year, you can also still do that.
First, make sure that you have a valid Google Apps account. You can check for this by going to the Google Apps dashboard for your domain, like this:
Replace “mygroovydomain.com” above with your own domain name. If you see a login screen, great! Go ahead and log in and then follow the steps below to verify your domain.
If instead you see an error page that there isn’t an Apps account for the domain, you’ll need to sign up for a Google Apps for Business account, or choose a different email hosting provider.
VERIFY YOUR DOMAIN
1. Sign in to your Google Apps dashboard
2. Click “Confirm that you own the domain”
3. Click “Continue” in the pop-up box
4. Click the dropdown menu to “Select your domain registrar”
5. Select “Other” from the bottom of the list
6. Copy the code that begins with google-site-verification
7. Keep the Google dashboard open, but go to your WordPress.com site dashboard in another browser window or tab
8. Go to Store -> Domains -> Edit DNS
9. In the large blank, enter TXT followed by the code copied in step 6. It should look like this example (but with your own code after the equal sign):
10. Click the Save DNS Records button
11. Wait a few minutes, then return to the Google dashboard
12. Click the Verify button at the bottom of the screen
13. At the Congratulations page, click Continue
14. Go back to Store -> Domains -> Edit DNS in your WordPress.com dashboard
15. Paste in the following standard Google mail records (below the TXT record that you saved earlier):
MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
TXT v=spf1 include:aspmx.googlemail.com ~all
16. Click the Save DNS Records button
That’s it! It may be a few minutes or hours before your email begins working.
Hello, which other free email provider would you suggest us to work with? And what are the instructions to add the DND for that provider?
See these suggestions, but as far as I know, only Outlook.com is free.
That’s correct — Outlook.com is free. However, there are ads and promotions in the interface which could be distracting.
Currently Google Apps for business is priced at $5 per user per month.
GoDaddy and Network Solutions both offer very low-priced email-only plans, under $2 per month. There are links to setting up accounts with any of those providers here:
For some users who already have their domain registered elsewhere, it may be a good option to check into whether your registrar also offers email hosting. Many do offer free or very low-priced email hosting (or forwarding) options. Any standard email hosting plan can be used with your custom domain through adding custom DNS records to your dashboard, as explained here:
We are happy to help if you get stuck on formatting your mail records for any email provider.
Oh wow finally did it:)))) In fact, I opened my free google account earlier today, and it works.
Thanks for all the quick answers and helping out! <3
You’re welcome :-)
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