Google has launched a version of its Gmail service that uses a company's or organisation's domain name instead of Gmail.com.
The search giant is testing the service at San José City College, supplying the school's students with email addresses hosted by Google but ending in 'sjcc.edu'.
Users reading their email see an interface similar to that of a Gmail account, and also get access to 2Gb of storage.
Google is also providing management tools that allow the school to create and delete user accounts and mailing lists.
Businesses and organisations are invited to sign up for a beta of the 'Gmail for your domain' service on Google's website here.
Microsoft is offering a similar service to the Gmail beta as part of its Windows Live initiative. The Microsoft Windows Live Custom Domains beta offers to host a user's domain and will make email available through its MSN Hotmail interface.
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