A while back, google shut down their Google Apps Standard tier account. It was a great service that allowed you to easily mange services for your domain — mainly email — for free. It was a really sad announcement, because there are no similar free alternatives, until I learned that you can still get it for free, and here is how.
- Sign up for google AppEngine
- Create an app (or use an existing if you already have appengine)
- Go to the app’s manage page, under “Administration » Application Settings”
- Then find “Add Domain”
- Then click “Sign up for Google Apps Standard” (refer to screenshot)
There you go, free google apps standard. I hear they limit you to one user account, but that is still better than nothing.