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I have my own domain and also a Gmail account. I would like to have all the emails sent to my domain's email address redirected to my Gmail account; that is, I want all the emails sent to myname@mydomain.com to be received on my Gmail account instead, as if they had been sent to myname@gmail.com

I have configured my domain's DNS records to point to Gmail's mail server, as explained in Gmail documentation. However, when I send a message to myname@mydomain.com I receive an error message saying that:

mx.google.com rejected your message to the following e-mail addresses:

myname@mydomain.com

The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or unnecessary spaces.

I have myname@mydomain.com configured as an alternate "From" address to send emails in Gmail, otherwise I can't find any related configuration parameter in Gmail itself.

So, the question is: how should I configure my domain's DNS records and/or my Gmail account to accept emails sent to myname@mydomain.com? I know it is possible since I have done it in the past, I just can't remember how. Thank you!

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You need a Google Apps account to do this. –  Michael Hampton Jan 23 '13 at 7:39
    
This is not a serverfault question. –  Danie Jan 23 '13 at 7:46

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You need to do the following:

  1. Have google apps panel and link mydomain.com there, verify its ownership and activate Google Mail service on mydomain.com

  2. Once done! create a new email account myname@mydomain.com and forward all incoming mails to myname@gmail.com

Most probably mx.google.com is rejecting mails due to unverified domain name mydomain.com and no linked Google Mail service.

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So, do I need a Google Apps account? I did the same thing in the past by just configuring the DNS records on my domain provider. I wonder how I did it? –  Konamiman Jan 23 '13 at 8:32
    
See, there are Domain Providers who provide an option to enable Google Mail service from their panels itself for the said domain like Name.com. Confirm with your Domain Provider and if not so, sign-up with Google Apps. –  sundeep Jan 23 '13 at 9:46
    
Ended up configuring a simple email forwarding in my service provider, as using Google Apps is not an option for me. Thank you anyway! –  Konamiman Jan 24 '13 at 15:44

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