Yesterday, I decided to take the plunge and switch 6by9.net to Google Apps. I’d been mulling it over for a while, mostly because I was worried about the hassle and headaches associated with transferring all my settings and data. Just a day later, it’s almost completely done and I’m very pleased.
The biggest change is that now all my mail is handled by Google’s GMail. But it also means that I have almost all of Google’s services associated with 6by9.net, including Analytics, Calendar, Docs, Google Voice, Reader, etc. I made the decision that it would be more efficient to stop running my own mail server and spam filters when there was a much more efficient service available for free. Additionally, I no longer have to worry about multiple accounts – one for 6by9.net and one for Google’s services.