If you need to verify your domain, return to the setup wizard and choose a different method, like Add a domain host record (TXT or CNAME), HTML file, or meta tag.
Change your MX records to start using Gmail
You’re now ready to set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (yourcompany.com).
To do this, you have to 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.
To get started, you’ll log in to your domain host, which manages technical settings for your domain. You’ll then update the MX record settings to direct your email to your G Suite account. If you were already using email with your domain, you’ll start receiving messages in Gmail instead of at your old email provider.
Before you start
- Verified that you own your domain.
- Created user accounts for your team in G Suite.
If your team members already use email with your domain, you have to create their user accounts in G Suite before you change the MX record settings for your domain. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail. You can create accounts for new users later.
Let's get started
These instructions walk you through updating MX records to Heart Internet domain. Heart Internet not your domain host? See instructions for other hosts.Open the Setup Wizard
If you're still signed in to your Admin console, skip to step 2.
If you signed out of your Admin console, sign in again by going to admin.google.com and entering your Google Apps email address (this email address ends with @yourcompany.com and is not an @gmail.com address) and your password.
At the top of the Admin console, click Set up Gmail.If you don't see the Setup prompt shown above, you can still set up your MX records directly from your Admin console. To do so, first click Domains, and then click Add/remove domains. Next, click Set up Google MX records for your domain. When you are finished adding all of the G Suite MX records, you'll click I have completed these steps to tell Google it's time to look for your domain's MX records.
Click Set up email to confirm.
You should now see the Log in to your domain host's website step in the G Suite Setup Wizard. Continue to step 1 of the Setup Wizard instructions.
Setup Wizard instructions1. Sign in to your Heart Internet account
- Leave the Admin Console open.
- Open a new browser window and go to the Heart Internet website.
Whenever you see the Apps icon in these instructions, you'll complete that step in the G Suite Setup Wizard.
- Log in with the email address and password that you created when you purchased your domain from Heart Internet.
If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Heart Internet support.
In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I signed in to my domain host box and then click below for the next step.
- On the Heart Internet website, click Manage Domain Names in the Heart Internet Customer Area.
- Under the Manage Domain Parking section, select the domain for which you want to update the MX records from the drop-down list, and click Manage Now.
In this example, we'll use td-hic.com, but you'll see your domain (yourcompany.com) there instead.
- Scroll down and click DNS Management. You're now in the Heart Internet control panel.
In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have opened the control panel for my domain box and then click below for the next step.
- Scroll down the page to the MX Records section.
- Select the checkboxes for all existing MX records in the Delete column from the Existing MX records table.
- Click Update DNS to delete the records. Don't worry, you'll add new records in the step below.
In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have deleted existing MX records box and then click below for the next step.
- Scroll back up the Heart Internet page to the Configuration wizards and tools section. Click Google Apps.
- In the window that appears, select all of the checkboxes and click Setup DNS changes for Google Apps.
In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have created MX records with these values box and click below for the next step.
Open the Admin Console. If necessary, click the link at the top of the page to continue setting up the Admin Console.
Navigate to the Activate Gmail page.
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Activate Gmail.
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.