It is true that most of the IMers are using Gmail,
and they are kinda addicted to it.
But being owners of own domains, and selling pro services to
offline world, we really need to stick with our old gold email
addresses like me@myDomain.com instead of firstname.lastname@example.org
I am sure most of you already know that you can signup,
with google as partner (free account), and use Gmail server
with your own domains....
i.e. you keep email@example.com email addresses
and you use great service, server, and interface of GMAIL!
I would like to listen some tips/suggestion from you if you are
using this already....
And if you are not using this service i will suggest you go
to this page and learn more about it, you will be glad to
know that what google is offering to domain owners free of cost..
Google Apps ? Smart business apps for email, documents, sites and more
1. It is very simple to make it work for you,
simply sign up at above page for free a/c.
2. Then add and verify your domain name.
Add the same email accounts in gmail which
you have already setup in your domain/host
3. Go to your hosting panel , and change the MX Entry for
the mail server to shift all emails traffic to GMAIL server...
that is it!
Wish you best,