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providing Gmail to small segments of an institution's population
We've received a request from one unit within the university (fewer than 20 people) to find a way for them to use Gmail exclusively for their email services, but within our @scu.edu address space. That is, they want all email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, whether from on- or off-campus, including campus mailing lists (MailMan), to go to a Gmail account transparently, and for all messages sent from that Gmail account to be perceived as coming from email@example.com by recipients both on- and off-campus.
We can figure out how to do this by adding a sub-domain (firstname.lastname@example.org) but that's not acceptable to the unit. The unit states that problems with our email system are causing them to lose external donations in amounts that exceed six figures annually, so there's some administrative interest in solving this problem for them.
I'd be most happy to have a conversation off-list with anyone who has done something similar about how you did it.
Vice Provost and CIO