Enom: Set up MX records

Tip! Only Google Workspace customers who want to use Gmail must change their MX records. You can skip this procedure and continue to use your current email provider with Google Workspace.

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 Google Workspace 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 Google Workspace 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 Google Workspace 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

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 Enom site. Keep the Setup Wizard open in the first tab. 
  3. Enter the login ID and password you created when you bought your domain from Enom.
  4. Click Login.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can recover your login ID or reset your password.

Step 2: Go to your DNS records

  1. At the top of the page, click Domains and then My Domains.

    Domains and My Domains are selected.

  2. If you have multiple domains with this host, click the domain name you want to verify for your Google service.
  3. Click Host Records.

    Host Records is selected under Domain Overview.

  4. At the top of the Edit Host Records table, click Manage Domain and then Email Settings.

    From the Manage Domain list, Email Settings is selected.

Sep 3: Delete existing MX records

If you have existing MX records in the Edit Email Setting table, check the box next to each one, then click Delete Checked.

The existing MX records are checked above the Delete Checked button.

Step 4: Add the new MX records

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 need to add:
MX server address Priority
ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 1
ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5
ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5
ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10
ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10
Important: Some registrars require you to add a period after the .COM in the MX server address.
  1. From the Service Selection list, select User (MX).
  2. In the first open row, in the Host Name field, enter @.
  3. In the Address field, enter aspmx.l.google.com.

    You don’t need to add a period at the end of the record. Enom does this for you when you save the record.

  4. In the Pref field, enter 1 for the priority.

    The Host Name, Address, and Pref fields are completed for the first MX record.

  5. Click New Row to add the next MX record.
  6. Repeat steps 2–5, entering the remaining MX server address values from the table above and setting the priority values.
  7. Skip this step if you already verified your domain by another method (such as TXT record, HTML file, or meta tag).

    If you need to verify your domain:

    1. In the Admin console, scroll to the Get your verification code section and click the Copy button.

      The MX records table is shown and a red circle highlights the Copy button next to the MX verification record.
    2. Paste the value in the Value/Answer/Destination/Target column.
    3. Make sure the record's priority is set to Low or to 15 or greater.
    Note: If your registrar rejects the verification code, try deleting the period at the end of .com.
  8. After you add all of the MX records, click Save.

    All MX records have been added and saved.

Step 5: Tell Google to find your new MX records

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. Check the boxes to confirm:

    1. You've created accounts for all existing email addresses in your organization.

    2. You're ready to stop receiving messages at your old email provider and start receiving them in Google Workspace.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Activate Gmail.



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