Gmail is the pivot on which Google Apps for Business is centred. Pick an email address that matches your business's name or web address, eg. firstname.lastname@example.org, and then start enjoying the benefits.
No more ads: With a business account, you can disable the Gmail ads
Sending limits are hiked: Each account can currently send email to 3,000 external recipients per day. If one of your mail accounts reaches the limit, the account will be temporarily unable to send mail.
Use Email offline too: The Offline Google Mail app for Chrome lets you read and write email without an internet connection. Your drafted messages are sent and your inbox is synced the next time you connect to the internet.
Mail on your feet: Gmail works natively on popular smartphones like Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone, and can check and send email on any device with a web browser.
Space to buy as needed: Google Apps for Business comes with up to 30 GB of email storage for every user, and you can buy more as needed. This means you can save all your important emails and you won't spend time cleaning out your inbox to free up space.
Make events out of mails: When you get an email that looks like it's about an event, you can add it to your calendar with a single click. Date, time, attendee, and description info is added automatically.
Sync with desktop Outlook: If you use a desktop email client, such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird, you can keep using it with Gmail. Gmail offers POP and IMAP support as well as Google Apps Sync for Microsoft Outlook.
Be a language expert: Do you receive email in languages you can't read from international coworkers, partners or vendors? Gmail detects emails that are not in your native language and can translate them with a single click.
Rest easy on security: Gmail is designed for security and reliability with features like two-step authentication, attachment viewing in the browser, encrypted connections to Google's servers, simultaneous replicated storage for your email, built-in disaster recovery, spam filtering and sender authentication.
Delegate your mail: If someone else helps you manage your inbox, you can make this even easier by delegating your email to that person. This allows another user to read, send and delete messages on your behalf.
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Being locked out of your Gmail account can be traumatic. This blog site gives you information and instructions for the recovery of a lost Gmail account as well as advice on how to re-secure an account after recovery.
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