I just flipped the switch, and pointed the MX records for RCBowen.com at GMail. I’ve been running my own mail server for about 15 years now, and this is the first time I’ve trusted anybody else to handle @rcbowen.com email. We’ll see how it goes. I sincerely hope that the outcome is less spam.
By far the most painful part of the process was migrating a half-million email messages from my IMAP server over to Google, and trying to get all the same folders and filtering rules set up. But, in the process, I deleted probably another quarter of a million email messages. Ye gods I have a lot of email.
And, yet, after all that, I’m only using 5% of my capacity on GMail.