Business Email

Setting Up Your Business Email

At FirstPage Marketing, we understand the importance of a reliable and efficient email system for your business. While we focus on building and hosting your website, setting up and managing your business email is something you can easily do.  We recommend using Google Workspace as an easy to use email provider. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up your own business email with Google Workspace and how to request DNS record changes through our ticketing system.

Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Google Workspace Email  

Step 1: Sign Up for Google Workspace

  1. Visit the Google Workspace website.

  1. Click on "Get Started" to begin the sign-up process.

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your account. You'll need to provide basic information about your business, including your current email address.

Step 2: Choose Your Google Workspace Plan

  1. Google Workspace offers various plans depending on your business needs. Review the plans and select the one that best suits your requirements.
  1. We typically recommend the cheapest plan as you can upgrade if the smallest plan doesn't fit your needs in the future.

  2. Purchase your plan.

Step 3: Add Your Domain

  1. During the setup process, Google will ask if you own a domain. Since you have a website with us, select 'Yes'.

  1. Enter your domain name.

Step 4: Verify Your Domain (Important)

  1. Google requires domain verification to ensure you own the domain.

  1. You will be provided with a unique verification record.

Step 5: Request DNS Record Update from FirstPage Marketing

  1. Once you reach the domain verification step, you will need to update your DNS records – this is where we come in!

  1. Open a ticket in our ticketing system with the following details:

    • You can copy and paste the following with your verification TXT record in the details of the ticket

    • Subject: DNS Record Update for Google Workspace Email Verification

    • Description: I would like to add the following code and MX records to our DNS. Please add the standard Google MX records and here is the record that Google requested you add as well:

    • Your Domain Name: Clearly mention the domain name associated with your account.

Step 6: Configure Email Settings in Google Workspace

  1. After we update your DNS records, Google will verify your domain. This process can take a few hours.

  1. Once verified, log back into your Google Workspace account.

  1. Go to the Admin console to set up your email addresses (e.g.,

Step 7: Complete the Setup

  1. Follow Google’s guided setup to complete the process.

  1. You can add additional users, create email groups, and customize your settings.

Step 8: Start Using Your Business Email

  1. Once everything is set up, you can access your email through Gmail with your business domain.

Additional Information:  

  • Google Workspace Support: For detailed instructions or troubleshooting during the setup, refer to Google Workspace Help.

  • FirstPage Marketing Support: If you encounter issues related to your website or domain during this process, please reach out to us through our support channel.


Setting up your business email with Google Workspace is a straightforward process that offers you a professional and reliable email service. Remember, for the DNS record update, just open a ticket with us, and we'll handle the technical part for you. With Google Workspace, you can enjoy the benefits of a professional email address that matches your domain and the robust features of Gmail for your business communications.

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