How to Set Up a Google Workspace (G Suite)

How to Set Up a Google Workspace

Need assistance setting up Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) for your website so you can have a professional email address?

One of the most notable features of Google’s Workspace service is that it hosts your email for you and allows you to use the Gmail interface with your own domain name (e.g., [email protected]), giving you a professional email address.

How to set up Google Workspace (G Suite) in 5 Steps

1. Purchase Domain

  • We’ll start our Google Workspace setup by purchasing a domain from F60 Host and registering it with Google Workspace.
  • I’m assuming you already have a domain, in which case you can continue to the next step below.

2. Google Workspace Registeration & Domain Verification

  • After purchasing the domain, you must now register it with Google Workspace.
  • Google will only let us use its Google Workspace email and collaboration services after we prove ownership of the registered domain.
  • Google does this to prevent system abuse and to ensure that only verified domain owners can set up Google Workspace and use the services provided.

3. Create Users & Groups

  • Before we can start receiving emails in Gmail, we must first create all of the necessary users and groups in Google Workspace.
  • There are several ways to create users in Google Workspace, including manually, in bulk via csv, directory sync, API, and so on.

4. Email & SPF Record Setup

  • To allow emails to begin arriving in our newly created Gmail boxes, we must either create OR change MX Records.
  • MX Records are DNS records that contain the addresses of your email servers (in our case Google mail servers).
  • SPF Record is an abbreviation for “Senders Policy Framework,” which allows you to authorise specific mail servers to send emails on behalf of your domain.
  • This is optional, but highly recommended by Google’s best practises.

5. Google Workspace DKIM Setup

  • DKIM stands for “Domain Key Identified Mail,” and Google strongly advises setting it up to secure your Google Workspace Setup.
  • DKIM Setup allows your recipients to determine whether an email came from your domain or a forged one.

Pro Tip: Google Workspace allows you to upload your own company logo and customise your users’ experience.

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Iftikhar Qureshi
Iftikhar Qureshi
IFTIKHAR is a Digital Blogger and SEO Specialist at F60 Host. Using his IT degree and expertise as a website operator, he hopes to share his knowledge with other IT geeks.