Enom: Set up G Suite MX records

Important: If you purchased your domain from Google when you signed up for G Suite, you don’t need to set up Gmail. You can start using it now. If you’re signed in to your G Suite account, in the top right, click the App Launcher Appsand thenGmail Gmail.

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

Step 1: Sign in to your domain host

  1. Leave the Admin Console open.
  2. Open a new 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 G Suite MX records

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 need to add:
MX server address Priority
  1. From the Service Selection list, select User (MX).

    Don’t select G Suite by Google Cloud, because this is an option to purchase G Suite.

    From the Service Selection list, User (MX) is selected.

  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.


  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. Open the Admin console. If necessary, click the link at the top of the page to continue setting up the Admin console.

    A red circle highlights the "Set up Admin Console. Click here to get started." option at the top of the Admin console.

  2. Navigate to the Activate Gmail page. 

  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Activate Gmail.

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

Congratulations! Your business email for your domain is now directed to the G Suite mail servers.


  • 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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