How to use the Google Apps Activation Console in the Control Panel

To make it easier to get in touch with us, from the 24th of March 2016 all support tickets will need to be submitted from your Crucial Control Panel.

When you sign up with Managed Google Apps from Crucial, the process to set up your Google Apps account includes two parts:

  1. The Setup Wizard
    1. Enter domain details
    2. Enter admin account information
  2. The Activation Steps
    1. Accept the Terms of Service
    2. Validate their domain
    3. Migrate IMAP mailboxes (optional)
    4. Update MX records

This article will explain the Activation Steps.

The Activation Steps

The Activation Stepsincludes the following options:

1. Read and Accept Google's Terms of Service - This step is must be completed prior to activation

2. Validate Your Domain - This step must be completed prior to activation, validation ensures the person who purchased the Google Apps account also owns the domain name/website affiliated with the domain. See 

3. Migrate Your Old Email (if purchased) - This step is optional. You can choose to buy a migration pack which means Crucial will migrate your IMAP mailboxes to Google Apps.

4. Update MX records - This step is must be completed prior to activation and usage of Gmail.

For more in-depth information about each of these steps, please refer to the following articles:

Validating your Domain
Migrating Your Old Emails
Updating your MX Records


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