Help me find a better way to combine mail for multiple domains i one inbox.
March 8, 2012 6:07 AM Subscribe
I have two domain names and a Gmail account, and I'm looking for the best way to combine them all so all my email ends up in one place.
posted by nowonmai to computers & internet (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have two domain names and a Gmail account, and about a third of my email goes to each place. The mail to addresses at my domain names gets forwarded to my Gmail, so I have a single inbox, and I'm mostly happy with the arrangement.
Except I don't trust my domain host: some kinds of email don't seem to be getting through. Signup confirmations from vBulletin forums never arrive, and I think I'm also missing out on some other email that may well be getting stuck in a spam/malware filter that I don't have access to.
I want all my mail to get through to my gmail account, so I can decide what's spam and what's not.
I don't understand all the options open to me, so here's a string of questions:
1. Can I switch my DNS servers to a different host that will forward all my mail to my Gmail account, completely unfiltered? If so, recommendations please! I'll probably only do this if it's free.
2. I have tried to look into Google Apps, however Google's documentation is as bewildering as ever! If I move my domains over to Google Apps, I would have one vanilla Gmail account and two Google Apps accounts. Is there then a convenient way of getting at all my mail in a single inbox? I would wish to remain logged into my existing Google account at all times because of Youtube, calendars, Google+, Reader, etc.
3. I'm considering moving my domain names to a different provider next time they're up for renewal anyway. Is there a good way of finding out which hosts do what to people's email as it passes through their servers?