Setting up mail for Canada Get Your Business Online (GYBO)

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how can I set up email address. Everything I have read on site says it should be in the My Yola page on the left hand side. I cant find it. Help!
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Ron Polania

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Hi Ron Polania,

As part of the Canada Get Your Business Online (GYBO) program, you can create an email address for your domain using Google Apps free mail services. Please see our tutorial: Setting up your email with Google Apps.

You received a number of benefits due to signing up via the GYBO program, including a free custom domain and access to Yola Silver at a deeply discounted rate. You are however bound to the terms and conditions set forth by the GYBO program which excludes use of Yola Mail. Please note, this is a rule put forth by Google, not Yola, however we are bound by our partnership with them to enforce this.

If you would like to use Google Apps for email with your Yola purchased domain here are some basic instructions:

1. Go to: Google Apps.
2. Click on "Get Started".
3. Enter your domain name and click "Get Started".
4. Follow through all of the pages to enter in the necessary information to set up your account clicking "Next" on each page.
5. When you are on the "Verify Ownership" page make sure you on the "Recommended Method" tab.
6. Click the down arrow of the "Instructions" drop down box and choose "Other".
7. You will see "Add the TXT record..." and it will look something like this:
google-site-verification=3gx2xVdwXE6QxTqQWNVfv7zOpWvEjGhMPeLbACv16yQ
8. Select the TXT record, right-click and copy it.
9. Log into your Yola account and make sure you are on the My Yola page.
10. Click on "Domains" and, next to the domain you are using for your email address, click on "Advanced domain settings".
11. Click on "Change your DNS settings".
12. To add an TXT record, click on "Add DNS Record".
13. Select TXT from the dropdown menu.
14. Leave the "Name" field blank and paste the the TXT record to the "Value" field.
15. Click on "Update" to save the settings.
16. Once you have done this, you can then go back to the Google Apps page where you see your TXT record and click "Verify".

If you have any trouble with the general setup of Google Apps you would need to visit their help forum: Google Apps Help. Because Google Apps is a separate entity from Yola and we do not have access to their environment, we are only able to provide the basic steps.

I hope this helps.