Thursday, December 10, 2009

Moving to Google Apps

I'm in the process of moving email and chat for thenibble.org over to Google Apps. Google will provide the full reliability of their service along with ease of use and maintenance for a personalized domain for free (up to 50 users).

So all mail will be available via mail.thenibble.org and from here you can setup stuff like mail forwarding or IMAP access etc. Currently, your old mail won't be in the new system, but I intend to do a mass migration of existing mail once the new setup has stabalized a little (within the next week or so).

The other part is chat. Users shouldn't need to change much as I've got "jabber.thenibble.org" pointing to the new server, but these are Google's instructions:

http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=49147

But as I mentioned, "jabber.thenibble.org" points to the right place so where you provide the Jabber server on the advanced tab, you can use either talk.google or jabber.thenibble.

We're still shaking everything out like group chat and that kind of stuff, so I guess it will be a bit of a work-in-progress.

- Arch

1 comment:

  1. Couple of useful links regarding mail filtering in Gmail. First, using filters:

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=6579

    Second, advanced search which is also used for filtering:

    http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7190

    Since I'm accessing my mail primarily by IMAP, I find the "don't send to inbox / archive" action very useful. Mail getting sorted to folders just goes to the appropriate folder and doesn't appear in the inbox as well.

    - Arch

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