Wix: Set up G Suite MX records

Tip! Changing MX records is required only for G Suite customers who want to use Gmail. You can continue to use your current email provider.

You’re now ready to set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (and, if you haven’t already, verify your domain).

To do this, you need to sign in to your domain host and 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. We’ll walk you through the steps.

Before you begin

  • Verify that you own your domain.

    Or, you can verify now with an MX record. We’ll show you how while you're setting up the MX records.

  • Create user accounts in G Suite for your team.

    If your team members already use email with your domain (their email address ends with your domain), you have to create their user accounts in G Suite before you change any MX record settings. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail.

Change your MX records to start using G Suite

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Step 1: Sign in to your domain host
  1. Leave the Google Admin console setup instructions open.
  2. Open a new tab or browser window and go to the Wix site.
  3. On the Wix Log In page, enter your email address and password that you created when you opened your Wix account.
  4. Click Log In.

    If you don’t know your username and password, click Forgot Password? to reset your password or contact Wix support.

Step 2: Go to your DNS records
  1. At the top right, beside your username, click the Down arrow "".

    The Username menu is open and Domains is selected.

  2. Click Domains.
  3. Next to the domain you want to set up with Gmail, click More "".
  4. Click Edit MX Records.

    Edit MX Records is selected from the More drop-down list.

Step 3: Automatically add the G Suite MX records
When you’re ready to switch to Gmail, update your domain’s MX records. Wix adds these records for you. There’s no need to enter MX records in directly.

Important: Don't do these steps until you have verified your domain by adding a verification record.

  1. From the the email provider list on the Edit MX Records page, select G Suite.

    The Edit MX Records pop-up is shown with the provider list open and G Suite selected.

  2. Click Save.

    The G Suite MX records are automatically set up for your domain.

Step 4: Tell Google to find your new MX records
  1. Open the setup tool in the Admin console. 

  2. In the Gmail section, click Activate.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate." option in the Gmail section.

  3. Verify that you've created all existing email addresses and are ready for Gmail to start receiving all email for your domain. Click Continue.

  4. On the next page, scroll to the bottom and click Activate Gmail.

    A red circle highlights the Activate Gmail button on the bottom right of the MX records table.

Note:

  • The records can take several hours to update, so you might not immediately get new email messages in Gmail. Until then, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider.
  • If you see the MX records setup validation in progress message in the Admin console for more than a few hours, make sure you entered the MX address records and priorities correctly in the DNS records stored with your host.
  • If you still need help changing your MX records, contact G Suite support.

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