I just set up my domain with Google Apps. During the Gmail setup process the tutorial said we could also set up mail.mydomain.com and we'd look at it later. But it never came up.

Now, I can't seem to find how to do it anywhere. Maybe I just don't know how exactly to search for it.

Help ?

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This has changed.

As of sep-2014:
The CNAME target should be: ghs.googlehosted.com
And you enable the URLs from dashboard -> Company Profile > Custom URLs

Google's support page


You need to setup a CNAME record pointing to ghs.google.com and enable the url in your apps control panel.

This works for all services e.g. mail. sites. docs. etc

  • Cool... are you the only one besides me on this site :-) So I guess the problem was I was searching for gmail subdomain where I should have been search for apps subdomain or the less techie create a custom web address. Thanks. Feb 24, 2012 at 16:11
  • @SaadFarooq it does feel that way some days! I think most of our users are US based. No worries. Feb 24, 2012 at 16:24
  • SaadFarooq and toomanyairmiles you are not alone :-) @toomanyairmiles how do I "enable the url in [my] apps control panel"? Mar 1, 2012 at 6:29
  • @MartinDuys it's in settings > email (or docs or whatever) > change url Mar 1, 2012 at 9:50

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