Once your domain name has been redelegated to the Spiffy Stores servers, there are three ways you can use your email accounts. You can either;
The advantage of using email forwards is that you don't have to change any of your computer's configuration in order to use an email address that matches your stores' domain.
To forward your email, please follow the instructions below
You can also set up the account as a mailbox by ticking the box next to "Mailbox". This will result in mail being stored on the server, so please ensure that you also set up an email program to retrieve mail from the server.
Note: If you already have an account set up for the email address you're setting up, you will need to delete it first. This will result in any mail that is currently stored on the server being deleted.
The advantage of Gmail is that you have a large amount of storage that you can access on multiple devices at the same time. You're also able to use your own domain to handle your email... making you look more professional.
To set up Google Apps, you will need to sign up for a Google Apps account at http://www.google.com/apps/business
Google provide their own instructions on setting up Gmail for business at https://support.google.com/a/answer/172171 . To make setup easy, follow the instructions below, and then sign up for your Gmail business account.
NOTE: Your domain name will need to be delegated to the Spiffy Stores name servers for this to work. See Option 1 at DNS & Domains
If you need to verify your domain name, you will need to select the "Add a <meta> tag to your website" option. When you have your meta tag, follow the instructions below;
Log in to your Spiffy Toolbox, and go to the "Theme editor" section.
In the theme editor, click on the "Theme.liquid" file to edit it.
Paste the meta tag that Google provided you with immediately after the <head> tag, and then click the save button.
Back in Google Apps admin, click "Verify domain and email setup" or "Verify". This prompts Google to check for the meta tag on your website's homepage. After they find the tag, they'll activate service for your domain.
Google's instructions for verifying your domain using the meta tag option can be found at https://support.google.com/a/answer/186017
The advantage of using email boxes is that you can then send email using your store email address. Emails are delivered to recipients with your store domain in the "from" field.
To set up a mailbox, please follow the instructions below
It's a lot better in the long run to set up your email program using POP3 to access your mail, as it automatically removes it from the server and stores it on your computer... allowing you to keep hold of any important emails. Each mailbox you set up has a 100MB quota, so it makes sense to do this. You can find instructions on how to configure your email program below.
When you create a Mailbox or a Forward, it also works for any domain names you add to your store.
For this example, imagine your store address is mystore.spiffystores.com and you create a mailbox or forward for firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find detailed instructions on how to access your Webmail by reading the article:
You can find detailed instructions on how to set up your email program by reading the article:
After you've set up your mailboxes in your Store Toolbox, you can also use Gmail to handle your mail if you prefer. Please refer to Google's instructions on how to set this up.