Google has apparently made a change to the way this used to work.
If I wanted to set up a quick and easy (and free) branded email (email@example.com), I used to create a Gmail address (usually similar to firstname.lastname@example.org) and add email@example.com as a verified sending address. With my registrar I create an email forward from firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com, I would set the default send from address to the branded address and no one would be the wiser that I am using Gmail.
I tried to set up an account yesterday and Google doesn't allow the use of their own mail servers anymore. In Gmail under "settings" (http://d.pr/i/wN60) then to "accounts and import" then in the "send mail as" section click "add another email address you own". Enter the name and email address you want to use and click "next step". At this point you used to have the option to use the Google mail servers but now you are required to enter your own mail server and credentials (http://d.pr/i/KaOn).
I have two paid mail providers and I have tried using the settings for both which get authenticated when Google checks, however neither are giving me a verification email.
I have set up dozens of accounts the old way but just wondering if anyone else is running into this new roadblock?
Edited by w411, 12 September 2014 - 09:18 PM.