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Open letter to Google Apps

Dear Google Apps,

Subject: Small problem after integration of Google Apps

I am very thankful to Google for providing millions of users like me with Google Apps account. Google is providing us with a set of collaboration services which is unique and best, and practically best in terms of costing. Be it a paid or free service, corporations are making highly benefited by this.

Before the transition regarding Integration of Google Apps, when the domain user logged out of the domain email, they were taken to the login page of the domain (google apps email login page) and the domain owners felt swollen with pride when their users logs in (or out) to check their respective accounts via a customized page.

Recently when you came up with your latest transition which allows Apps account holders all the functions similar to any other Gmail account so that one can execute their apps account just like account, and all your rest services are integrated. I personally welcome this move of yours..

A little apprehension is when after the transition, domain’s users log out they don’t go to the domain email login page. Instead they land up at gmail default page. This was little silly for the domain owners part. I am sure that I am not alone facing this setback; thousands of other people around the world have felt unprofessional.

Though to make a note, your logo is already in the footer so it was not a matter of concealing it to end users that you have powered this service.

I dug the topic on Google Apps Administrator Help Forum and the answer which I learned from there went above my head “We do not currently have an ETA for this change.”

Please advise how to set the behavior to redirect the users to the domain login page when they signout, instead of going to gmail. I hope and pray that it gets sorted quickly since this may not consume your lot of effort, energy and resource as this might be specific to the redirection setting.

Yours truely,
A Google Apps User/Lover

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  2. I guess, the paid users still have this function where as the free ones get directed to Gmail page. Google recently reduced free user limit to 10 from 50 in all new Google Apps sign ups.