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
- Under DNS Zones, click the domain where you want to update the MX records.
- Click the MX tab.
- Click the Delete icon next to all existing MX records.
- Click OK to confirm for each record.
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|
- Click Add new record.
- Leave the Host field blank.
- In the Priority field, enter the priority value 1.
- In the Points to field, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM Include the period at the end of the MX record.
- Click Save.
- Repeat steps 1–5 and enter the remaining MX server address records and priority values from the table above.
Check the boxes to confirm:
You've created accounts for all existing email addresses in your organization.
You're ready to stop receiving messages at your old email provider and start receiving them in Google Workspace.
Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Activate Gmail.
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