G Suite Catchall Email Address using 33mail

If you manage your domain using G Suite you may be interested to know that you can use it in conjunction with 33mail as a catchall service. This way you get all the benefits of 33mail (easy management of aliases, managed replies, etc) while also routing your primary address through G Suite with all of its features.

Setup is simple but will require a 33mail Premium account (only $12 per year)

  • Log into your gsuite admin account and go to Gmail Settings

    • https://admin.google.com/==your gsuite domain==/AdminHome#AppDetails:service=email

    or

    • From G Suite home : https://admin.google.com/==domain==/AdminHome
    • Click the menu at the top left
    • Select Apps -> Gsuite -> Gmail
  • Select Hosts

  • Select Add Route

    • Name : 33mail routing
    • Select Single host
    • Host name: domains.33mail.com
    • Port: 25
    • Uncheck ‘Perform MX Lookup on host’
    • Uncheck ‘Require secure transport’
  • Click save

  • Select the ‘Default Routing’ Section

  • Click ‘Add Setting’

    • Select ‘All recepients’
    • Select ‘Modify Message’
    • Check ‘Change route’
    • Select 33mail routing
    • In options
    • Select ‘Perform this action only on non recognised addresses’
    • Click save
  • Thats it.

  • Setup your domain in 33mail and G Suite will pass mail for any address not handled by G Suite will be passed to 33mail for processing.

2 Factor Authentication

We have just enabled 2 Factor Authentication for all users. You can access it on the 33mail dashboard settings page.

To activate it on your account you will need a Google Authenticator compatible app such as Authy.

Simply scan the QR code with your app, enter the token and click the ‘Verify & Activate’ button.

If you then log out and log back in again you will be required to input your auth token after your password entry.

 

A new Email Forwarding Service for your domain by 33mails creator

I have been working for the last few months on a new service to address the need for a simple email forwarding service for your domain which allows users to be onboarded in as simple a way as possible. This stems from a few requests we have had from 33mail users for a similar service.

So picture this :

You are a business owner, Max, who has a number of employees who already have an email account but don’t have an email address at your business domain, say maxsbusiness.com.

Joan is one such employee and she already has a personal gmail account but has no idea how to set up a new email account for ‘sending mail as’ in gmail, along with Max not having the time or skillset to set it up for her.

Enter EmailEngine.io

Max sets up his domain on EmailEngine and adds the relevant DNS records, he then just creates a new email address for Joan forwarding to her gmail account and that’s it.

Joan will receive any emails sent to joan@maxsbusiness.com in her Gmail account as they are simply forwarded by EmailEngine, and she can just reply to them as she normally would, but any replies are routed through EmailEngine and the headers modified so that the reply will appear to come from joan@maxsbusiness.com rather than her gmail account.

EmailEngine also supports outgoing smtp if that needs to be set up but at its very simplest it provides a way to let people use business email addresses with zero setup on their side.

I have plans for further enhancements to the service in future but the basic service is now live.

You can check it out here and I would appreciate any feedback.

Pay with your favourite cryptocurrency

We have just enabled payments using cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin via coinpayments.net. Just click the button on the invoice page and you will be brought to coinpayments.net to complete your premium or pro purchase using cryptocurrencies such as Ether, Dash, Monero and more.

If there is another crypto that you would like to pay with then let us know and we will do our best to enable it.

Check out our updated dashboard

The new site looks very similar to the old one but it has been completely rebuilt from the ground up using the same technology used to build Facebook. The new UI is more functional and much snappier to use. It will also make it much easier for us to add new features in the near future.

Features of note in the current release include :

  • Single page design which makes for a much snappier user experience
  • Full ssl support
  • Updated alias management tool33mail search
  • Simpler Block / Hide buttons33mailblockhide

We would love to hear your feedback on the new site and if you run into any bugs, If you do find a bug please let us know at support@33mail.com stating your username along with your os and browser versions.

Change your username, but only once.

We often get requests from users that want to change their username as they were not aware that it would be part of their 33mail email addresses when they originally signed up. To accommodate these users we have added a section to the Account Info page where you can change your username. You can only change your username once and when it is changed it is irreversible and any mails sent to your old username will NOT be forwarded onto you.

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Anonymously reply to 33mail emails

We are happy to announce that we have just deployed anonymous reply as a Beta feature for all users.

When you’ve enabled anonymous replies on your account, you will be able to reply to the sender of emails without revealing your real email address to them.

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As a lite user you will be limited to a single anonymous reply for evaluation purposes. Premium and Pro users have a daily limit. To enable anonymous reply just login to your dashboard and go to Account Details. You will then see the Reply Settings section where you can enable Anonymous Reply and set a reply name which will be shown to anyone you reply to.

We would love to hear any feedback you have on this feature along with any problems or praise.

If you are not currently a user then sign up for 33mail here.