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
- Leave the Google Admin console setup instructions open.
- Open a new tab or browser window and go to the Hostinger site.
- At the top of the Hostinger site, click Login.
- Enter the email address and password you created when you purchased your domain from Hostinger.
- Click Login.
Step 2: Go to your MX records
- On the Hosting tab, next to the domain you want to set up with Gmail, click Manage.
- Scroll down to the Emails section, and click Edit MX Record.
Step 3: Add the G Suite MX records
- In the Edit MX Record page, scroll down to the Point mail to Google section.
- Click Create Google MX records.
The Google MX records are automatically added to your domain.
Step 4: Tell Google to find your new MX records
Open the setup tool in the Admin console.
In the Gmail section, click Activate.
Verify that you've created all existing email addresses and are ready for Gmail to start receiving all email for your domain. Click Continue.
On the next page, scroll to the bottom and click Activate Gmail.
- 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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