Network Solutions: Set up G Suite MX records
Change your MX records to start using Gmail
You’re now ready to set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (yourcompany.com).
To do this, you have to direct the email for your domain to the G Suite servers. It’s like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that your mail gets delivered to the right place.
To get started, you’ll log in to your domain host, which manages technical settings for your domain. You’ll then update the MX record settings to direct your email to your G Suite account. If you were already using email with your domain, you’ll start receiving messages in Gmail instead of at your old email provider.
- Verified that you own your domain.
- Created user accounts for your team in G Suite.
If your team members already use email with your domain, you have to create their user accounts in G Suite before you change the MX record settings for your domain. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail. You can create accounts for new users later.
Let's Get Started
These instructions walk you through updating MX records to your Network Solutions domain. Network Solutions not your domain host? See instructions for other hosts.Open the Setup Wizard
- If you verified your domain and are still signed in to your Admin console, skip to step 2.
If you signed out of your Admin console, sign back in by entering your G Suite email address (this email address ends with @yourcompany.com, and is not an @gmail.com address) and your password at admin.google.com.
- At the top of the Google Admin console (Dashboard), click Set up Gmail.
If you don't see this Wizard, you can still set up your MX records directly from your Admin console. To do so, click Domains, and then click Set up Google MX records for your domain. You can then choose your domain host from the drop-down list to see the instructions to set up your MX records. (Can't see Domains in your Admin console? Click More Controls.)
- Confirm by clicking Set up email.
- You should now see the Log in to your domain host's website step in the G Suite Setup Wizard.
Setup Wizard Instructions1. Log in to your Network Solutions account
- Leave the G Suite Setup Wizard open.
- Open a new browser window and go to the Network Solutions site at NetworkSolutions.com.
Whenever you see the G Suite icon in these instructions, you’ll complete that step in the G Suite Setup Wizard.
- Log in to your Network Solutions account.
- In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have successfully logged in box.
- In the Network Solutions site, under My Domain Names, click Edit DNS.
- Click Change Where Domain Points in the Advanced DNS Settings section.
- Select Advanced DNS and click Continue.
- Under Mail Servers (MX Records) and click Edit MX Records.
- In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have opened the control panel for my domain box.
- Select all MX records under Mail Server, and click Continue. Don't worry, you'll add new ones in the step below.
- In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have deleted existing MX records box.
To direct your email to your G Suite account, you have to add new MX records to your domain. These are the records that you'll need to add:
|MX Server Address||Priority|
- In a new row, enter 1 in the Priority field.
- Leave the default value in the TTL field.
- In the Mail Server field, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
- Repeat Steps 1-3, entering the remaining values (MX Server address) from the table above, and setting the Priority values respectively.
- Click Continue at the bottom of the screen.
- If you need to verify your domain, repeat the steps above to add the unique MX verification record provided by the G Suite setup wizard. Copy the entire record (ends in mx-verification.google.com)and paste it into the Value/Answer/Destination/Target column. Make sure this record's priority is set to Low or with a number of 15 or greater.
Skip this step if you've already verified by another method (like TXT record, HTML file, or meta tag). This MX record verifies your domain.
- Click Save Changes.
- In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I created MX records with these values box.
Congratulations! Your business email for your domain has now been directed to the G Suite mail servers.
Note: The change may take up to several hours to update, so you may not receive new email messages in Gmail immediately. Until then, if you have been using another service for your email, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider.
If you see a MX records setup validation in progress message in the Domains page for more than a few hours, check your that the MX record values and priority have been correctly entered in your domain host.
You can also contact Google Cloud Support to help guide you to change your MX records for Gmail.