Trouble setting up google apps email - keep domain registered with Godaddy

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I'm having trouble setting up google apps email to my Yola free. I tried following the tutorial, but when it said go to Advanced Settings [under My Domains tab], I didn't have that option. I thought I had to add my domain first, so I tried that by choosing 'Keep domain with other registrar' then clicked 'add domain'. I want to keep my domain registered with GoDaddy, but still need to be able to set up googleapps...
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Hello timmybags.

Sounds like you are asking about two different things. You can use your GoDaddy domain name for your Yola site, by changing the A records in GoDaddy DNS settings.

The google apps email is separate--nothing you need to do in Yola for that. You also use your GoDaddy domain name for google apps by following google's instructions. You need to add MX records to your domain name DNS settings.

If you have more questions, I or others here will be happy to help.
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Hi Timmybags,

Since your domain was purchased from GoDaddy you would need to contact them for assistance on setting up your email. To have an email associated with your domain, you need domain management. If you buy your domain from Yola, we can assist you with email set up for your domain, but since it was purchased from GoDaddy they would need to assist you with this.

You also have the option of transferring your domain to Yola. If you transfer your domain to Yola, we would then be able to assist you with email setup using a service such as Google Apps or Windows Live. For more info on this: Transferring your domain to Yola.

If you do decide to transfer your domain to Yola, once this is completed, we do have a tutorial explaining the steps to setting up your email address with Google Apps or Windows Live, please click on this link: Creating email addresses with your domain bought from Yola.
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thanks for making an article about google apps, this article is very useful to me. I am a web designer from Indonesia, and a lot of my customers who want to make email based on google apps. and after I read this article, I so understand how to setup google apps on a domain they want, thank you. agus setiawan