Unknown to me before starting this process I had a preexisting Google Apps account for the first website.  My website was already "claimed" by my AdSense / AdWords / Webmaster Tools account.   This prevented me from registering the site again with Google Apps.   I had to coerce ownership by placing a CNAME record to force the use of new username and password combination.



Setup Steps – After being able to log on to Google Apps /



  • When I first tested from 1 dreamhost to another dreamhost email > I could send from the converted account successfully.  I could not send TO the converted account.  However I could successfully receive from a Hotmail account.  I could also send from the gmail interface.


Auxiliary Notes that were notes that were not required but are helpful to understanding



Client Settings > Standard configuration instructions:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server – requires SSL:
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – requires TLS or SSL:
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465
Server timeouts Greater than 1 minute, we recommend 5
Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
Account Name or User Name: your full email address (including or
Email Address: your email address ( or
Password: your Gmail password


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