Background: I redirect my web site's email to a Google Apps account, since Google was giving me much higher uptime and much better spam filtering. But it's a pain to log in from a new PC. You have to go to http://www.google.com/a, find and click on the sliver of a link that says "Returning user? Sign in here", enter your domain name, then enter your username and your password. I just gave my kids their own email addresses on my domain, and this is a lot to ask of them.
Question: So I want to set up a redirect on my website, so they can simply enter the website's url with their name at the end:
and immediately get redirected to:
at which point all they have to do is enter their name and password (it would be cool if I could pre-enter their name for them, too, but I haven't been able to figure out if that is possible).
Is there an easy way to do this? I know a little html, but not much beyond that. I don't know anything about apache. So baby steps appreciated.
Aside: I would have expected to be able to go to gmail.com, enter firstname.lastname@example.org as the username, and have google figure out that this is a google apps user and log them in under that domain. But it doesn't seem to work that way (yet, anyway).