I got approved to try Google Apps today. I decided I'd try out using Gmail as my mail server on the CoasterBuzz.com domain. So far, I like what I see.
easy enough to handle the e-mail switch. You set your DNS MX records to
point to a few different domains of theirs, and off you go. I was
receiving e-mail there in ten minutes.
I have a couple of
different motivations for checking this out. First of all, I love the
searchability of Gmail, and the fact that it's simply everywhere. And
with POP access, you can download the mail and "own" it even if Gmail
were to disappear or start charging for it.
The other thing is
that I really kind of want to get e-mail service off of my server. I'm
already doing around 30% average peak CPU utilization (because of some
really bad code that's three years old), so whatever I can pull off
If I like what I see, I may switch over my primary domain as well. We'll see!