Upgrade Your Google Apps Account to Include Google Hangouts

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Silicon Dales has setup the majority of clients with Gmail for Domains, now known as Google for Work or Google Apps. Basically, this means our clients have world class email systems, but they also have access to a suite of other Google services. What services are included with my email package? The Google Apps email […]

Google Apps Free Usage Tier No Longer Available

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We’ve been telling clients for some time that Google Apps (in principle, Gmail for domains) would likely remove it’s free service, as it looks to monetise this service further. When first launched, Google Apps offered a free service for up to 50 email addresses. Our business, and many of our early clients, were able to […]

How to Import Email into Google Apps from Outlook Using IMAP (including Sent Mail)

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When we import mail from mail servers into Google Apps, some servers don’t allow us to import sent mail in a way that is useful to end users. Furthermore, sometimes clients have folder structures and sent mail in their email clients that they’d like to push up into Google Apps based email for backup / […]

Adding Your Google Apps / Gmail Account to Outlook

If you have just setup a Google Apps account through Silicon Dales, or you have an existing Google Apps or Gmail account that you’d like to access using any version of Microsoft Outlook, including Outlook 2013 on Windows 8.1, or an older version of Outlook on an older version of Microsoft Windows, the instructions below […]

Tutorial: How To Enable POP3 in Gmail & Collect in a New Google Apps Account

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If you already use Gmail but have recently switched to using Google Apps for your business, you may want to collect all your old Gmail email and have that sent to your new account. This is possible using the tutorial below, which describes the two steps involved in getting this working. In this example, I […]

How to Automatically Delete Spam Email from Gmail

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If you use Gmail – or Google for Work (Google Apps) – based email, you might find, over time, you start to collect a lot of spam in your “Spam” (junk) folder. In particular, if you use an email client, via IMAP, and you like to use your own junk filter on email on your […]

G Suite Enterprise Available Through Silicon Dales

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We have big news for G Suite customers old and new: Silicon Dales are now resellers of the G Suite Enterprise product through our partnership with Google Cloud. So, What’s G Suite Enterprise? First up, an explanation of what G Suite is: G Suite is what used to be called Google Apps for Business. Its […]

The Difference Between Free Gmail (Google) Accounts and Google Apps Business Accounts

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What’s the difference between a free Gmail account and a Google Apps account? Free Gmail accounts (or, more accurately, Google Accounts) provide a basic collection of Google services, and a low amount of online storage. Google Apps accounts have higher storage limits, and online document tools, often meaning that you can save money on other […]

How to Migrate Contacts from Outlook to Google Apps Email

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If you have a new email account via Google Apps, or a personal Gmail account, you might want to import all your old contacts from your Outlook program on your desktop or laptop computer so that you can use this list when accessing webmail, or sending mail via other devices. The instructions below will allow […]

How to make virtual reality videos using G Suite

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G Suite offers the ability to upload and using virtual reality and augmented reality videos through associated Youtube accounts. Youtube has a full tutorial for the requirements and a special way to save the VR video file here: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6316263?hl=en-GB The videos will then show within your normal Youtube channel associated with your G Suite account. […]

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