Creating an email account associated with domain name

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  • #732747

    seanrmccue
    Member

    Hi, new to the forum and WordPress – – thanks in advance for your help. I need to create an email account associated with my WordPress-hosted site (www.subrosasanctuary.com), eg: (email redacted). Any suggestions on where to get started on this?

    Thanks again – – Sean

    The blog I need help with is subrosasanctuary.com.

    #732874

    jjwright85
    Member

    Hey Sean,

    If you’d like to use email with the domain you have mapped to WordPress, you can do so using Google Apps.

    Here’s a guide that walks through the process of setting it up:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/google-apps-email/

    #732890

    seanrmccue
    Member

    Thanks for the reply jjwright85. However, this method has me running in circles when it gets to the point of Google needing to verify that this is my site. There are 3 different options for verifying the account: insert an html file into the site (which is not allowed in WordPress), add a text DNS record (it gives one in which WordPress does not recognize), or upload a new meta-tag into the page (which WordPress does not allow). This method does not seem to be compatible with WordPress. What else can I do??

    #732894

    auxclass
    Member

    I don’t use Google Aps – but you need to use the MX option – MX records are real strict on the format.

    #732897

    seanrmccue
    Member

    Success! Actually you can enter meta key content to verify for Google Apps through the WordPress Dashboard. For anyone who has also come to this stumbling block, follow these steps:

    From your WordPress Dashboard, go to Tools > Available Tools. From here, scroll to the bottom of the screen to the “Webmaster Tool Verification” title. In the Google Webmaster Tools field, enter the meta key content that was given as an “Alternative Method” in verifying your site. Save your changes, then go back to the Google Apps Webmaster page and click verify. Bam you’re verified.

    #732898

    auxclass
    Member

    Great – thanks

    #732920

    jjwright85
    Member

    Glad to hear it’s working. Thanks for posting the steps for others to see!

    #733123

    I have just signed up to do this exact thing, and I was having problems figuring out how to get it to work. I was getting really frustrated, and when I get frustrated with something that should be so simple to do, I keep at it until I figure it out. Thanks so much for your help! It worked!

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