Hostinger: 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 and 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 Google Admin console setup instructions open.
  2. Open a new tab or browser window and go to the Hostinger® site.
  3. At the top of the Hostinger site, click Login.
  4. Enter the email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from Hostinger.
  5. Click Login.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password or contact Hostinger support.

Step 2: Go to your MX records

  1. On the Hosting tab, next to the domain you want to set up with Gmail, click Manage.

    The Hosting tab shows the hosting accounts and the Manage button is selected.

  2. Scroll down to the Emails section, and click Edit MX Record.

    Under Emails, the Edit MX Record icon is selected.

Step 3: Add the G Suite MX records

  1. In the Edit MX Record page, scroll down to the Point mail to Google section.

    The Point mail to Google section sis shown with the Create Google MX records button.

  2. Click Create Google MX records.

    The Google MX records are automatically added to your domain.

    All 5 Google MX records are added to the DNS records. See the above link for the record values.

Step 4: 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.

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 G Suite support.
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