Oracle® + Dyn: Set up G Suite 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 to start using G Suite

Step 1: Sign in to your domain host
  1. Leave the Google Admin console setup instructions open.
  2. Log in to the Oracle + Dyn website at dyn.com.

    If you don’t know your customer ID and password, you can reset your password or contact Oracle + Dyn support.

Step 2: Go to your domain's DNS records
  1. Under My Services, click My Zones/Domains.

    My Zones/Domains link

  2. Click the Dyn DNS Service option you've purchased with the domain that you want to set up with G Suite. In this example, we'll use td-oracledyn.com, but you'll see your own domain name instead.

    Dyn Standard DNS Service link

Step 3: Delete the existing MX records
  1. In the Oracle + Dyn site, click Edit MX List.

    Edit MX List button

  2. If there are any existing MX records, you'll have to delete them. To do this, select the existing text,  then click delete on your keyboard.

    The MX record is selected for deletion.

  3. Click Save Mail Exchangers.

Step 4: Add your new 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'll 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.
If you haven't already created a Hostname for your domain, you'll need to add one before you can add your MX records. Click Add Hostname and use aspmx.l.google.com as your hostname.  Select 60 s. from the TTL drop-down list. Enter your IP Address in the appropriate field. Then click Create Host.
  1. From the DNS section, click Edit MX List.
  2. In the Mail Exchangers field, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

    First MX record added.

  3. Press Enter on your keyboard and add the next record from the table above.

    Second MX record added.

  4. Repeat step 3, entering the remaining values (MX Server address) from the table above.
  5. 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.
  6. Click Save Mail Exchangers.

    A red circle highlights the Save Mail Exchanger button

    A confirmation message will be shown at the top of the page.

    All MX records added and show

Step 5: Complete MX records setup
  1. Open the setup tool in the Admin console. 

  2. In the Gmail section, click Activate.

    A red circle highlights the "Activate." option in the Gmail section.

  3. Verify that you've created all existing email addresses and are ready for Gmail to start receiving all email for your domain. Click Continue.

  4. On the next page, scroll to the bottom and click Activate Gmail.

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

Note:

  • 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 Google Workspace support.
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