DirectAdmin: Set up MX records


A Beginner's Guide to Signing up for Google Workspace

To update your MX records with this Domain Name System (DNS) provider, first understand MX records and learn how to configure them for Google Workspace in general.


  1. Login to DirectAdmin.
  2. Make sure you are on the User Level.
  3. Select the domain you want to edit the MX records for. (If you only have one domain on your account, you don't need to do this step.)
  4. Click MX Records under the E-Mail Menu section.
  5. Select the checkbox next to any MX records that are there, and then click Delete Selected. Delete all existing MX records in this manner.
  6. To direct your email to your Google Workspace 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
    Note: The values are the Google mail servers, and we include five servers in case one fails or requires maintenance.
  7. Enter the first MX record on the table into the open text field. Add a period (.) at the end of the hostname.
  8. Select the priority level from the drop-down box. If you can't match the priorities listed in the table above, select the lowest number for the first record, the next lowest for the second and third record, and the highest for the last two records.
  9. Click Add.
  10. Repeat steps 6-9 until all five MX records have been added.
Be aware it may take as long as 72 hours before DNS changes are propagated, depending on the time to live (TTL) that was configured for your records. Until records have been updated worldwide, you will still receive traffic to your old server.


Follow the steps within Troubleshoot MX records to fix your DNS setup.

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