Fluent CRM (Amazon SES and Google Workspaces)
This might be either too technical a question for this space – or alternatively have a very, very obvious answer – but I’m at my wits end – so I thought I might try.<div>
I’m trying to set up Fluent CRM for my new (and first) website prior to launch.
I’m told that the way to do that is by setting it up with Amazon SES.
This all seems fairly simple (if ever so slightly like following do-it-yourself surgery instructions.)
The issue is that I also utilize google work spaces (formerly g suites) to send and receive emails from my domain ([email protected] for example).
I’ve spent the last day or so trying to figure out if by setting up Amazon SES to let Fluent CRM SEND emails from my domain it will interfere in some way with my ability to send and RECEIVE email from my domain using workspaces.
Having quietly searched through stack overflow forums, and the fluent CRM Facebook groups and the like I’ve found the following answers:
1. No, it will just work. (My personal, favorite answer of all time. Three cheers for this answer.)
2. It will absolutely interfere, you should set fluent CRM up on a subdomain (which seems technical. Am I FOREWARDING mail from fluent crm and the main domain to Amazon? Or am I doing something exceedingly complicated in order to get fluent CRM to RUN on the subdomain, while still interacting (in a more than using a form sort of way) with the main domain?)
3. You cannot RECEIVE emails at the specific address that amazon is using, but you can receive emails at other addresses. ([email protected] is being used by amazon, but I can still send and receive from [email protected])(since google workspaces doesn’t technically use different email addresses (cue my absolute confusion and possible misunderstanding.) but aliases instead – would that prevent me in fact from sending or receiving email FROM those aliases?)
4. You CANNOT receive email to that domain.
5. Several increasingly technical responses using three letter acronyms I vaguely suspect people of making up 🙂
What I’d like:
A vague sense of how this works, or at least how likely it is to go wrong. Can I just set up Amazon SES without reconfiguring google? Should I be seeking more advanced technical help?
Also possibly a comforting word, or a shot of whiskey.
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