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 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
- 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 G Suite 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.
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.