Hostinger: Set up 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

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 new 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. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. Check the boxes to confirm:

    1. You've created accounts for all existing email addresses in your organization.

    2. You're ready to stop receiving messages at your old email provider and start receiving them in Google Workspace.

  3. Click Continue.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the next page and click Activate Gmail.

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