The situation is:
I have a domain, let say it is: mydomain.com. is was configured to manage its own mail, there are several e-mail accounts configured on it.
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc.
now I wanted to use some of the features of Google Apps for Work for my domain: mydomain.com. So I setted up a Google Apps for work account: firstname.lastname@example.org
(this account is registered directly into Google Apps for Work , so on the actual domain: mydomain.com there is no such account as email@example.com)
I did successfully verified my domain: mydomain.com on the firstname.lastname@example.org account, so this account and my domain are connected.
Now here comes a bit of a tricky thingy:
- I have a email@example.com Google Apps account with Gmail.
- I have a bunch of email addresses on domain: mydomain.com (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.)
Now i have to configure the DNS on mydomain to be able to communicate with:
email@example.com <-- send/receive --> mydomain.com, etc.
option 1: keep the original DNS settings, just let it manage email traffic by itself. Result: firstname.lastname@example.org etc. can´t send mail to email@example.com. because firstname.lastname@example.org is unknown/not existing on the domain mydomain.com.
option 2: add the Google MX DNS records. Result: email@example.com can send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org but email@example.com cant send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org etc. because the address(es) are unknown
(because they these addresses configured on mydomain.com, and we just told it to hand over the mailing responsibility to the Google mailing servers by setting the the MX records)
- option 3: (experimental, not sure if valid) add the Google MX records and keep the original MX record.
I tried all of the above options but i wasn't able to achieve the following:
- send/receive mail from/to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
- send/receive mail from/to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there a way how to achieve this?
Note: I only want to use the Gmail environment for the user: email@example.com. the other accounts like: firstname.lastname@example.org can still use there webmail client.
Maybe somehow like this:
Allow third-party MX records in the DNS and prioritize these so that if a email account is unknown at the Google Mail server just go check the original mail server. (you can prioritize MX records AFIK but that is just in case of unavailability)
But even if possible, how?
i realize this might be impossible because Google would like you to import the email addresses directly into Google Apps environment. But by doing this I have to create extra users, and for every email/user-account i create i have pay extra...
is there a way to fix this? and what is there is no way this would work.. what do you suggest me to do? =)