Configure MX Records (Other domain hosts)

These instructions provide a general guide for changing MX records. If you know your domain host, see your host-specific instructions instead.

After you verify that you own your domain, you need to direct email from your domain to the G Suite servers. It's like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that they deliver your mail to the right place.

Add MX records to your domain

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Step 1: Sign in to your domain host account
Your domain host is typically where you purchased your domain. Sign in with the username and password that you created when you purchased your domain.
If you don't know who your domain host is, see Identify your domain host.
Step 2: Go to your domain's MX records page
In your domain host account, go to the MX records management page. MX records might be located in DNS Management, Mail Server Configuration, or Name Server Management. You might have to turn on advanced settings to edit your MX records.
Step 3: Delete all existing MX entries
If your domain doesn't have any MX records, skip to step 4.
Before you add MX records for G Suite, you need to delete any existing MX records associated with your domain. Don't worry, you'll add new records in the next step.
Step 4: Add new MX records
To direct your email to your G Suite account, you have to add new MX records to your domain.
  1. Under Host Name, enter @.
  2. Under Mail Server, enter the values for the G Suite mail servers from the table below.
    We include 5 servers in case one fails or requires maintenance. If your domain host requires it, include a period (.) at the end of each mail server value. For details, see G Suite MX record values.
  3. Under Priority, enter the priority level value for each mail server. If you aren't able to assign priorities, you should only enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM..
    You might not be able to enter the priority value exactly as it appears in the table below, but you should make sure each record follows the indicated order.
  4. Set any TTL values to 1 Hour (value=3600).
  5. Review your new MX records and save your changes.
Priority Mail Server
1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5

ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

 

Step 5: Verify the change in your Google Admin console
After you save your MX records, you need to verify them in your Admin console.
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Domains and then Manage domains.

    If you don't see Manage domains on the Home page, at the bottom, click More controls.

  3. Click Set up Google MX records for your domain.
    Set up Google MX records link
  4. Click I have completed these steps.
    You should start to receive email in your G Suite account in 24–48 hours. The time depends on your domain host settings and can take up to 72 hours. If you've been using another service for your email, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider until the change takes effect.
  5. To check for email in your G Suite account, open Gmail and sign in with your G Suite username and password.

Get support

If you still need help changing your MX records, contact G Suite support.

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