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How do I set up Gmail for my domain?

To get your domain's incoming email to appear in Gmail, you need to set up an MX record.

Click each step to follow along with the images 1. Sign in to your domain host account.

GoDaddy and eNom are examples of domain hosts. Who is my domain host?<

2. Locate the page where you can edit your domain's DNS records.

The page might be called something like DNS Zone File, Name Server Management, or Advanced Settings. Get specific steps for your domain host.<

3. Locate the MX records for your domain.

They'll look something like the image below.

4. Update your existing MX records to point to Google's mail servers by entering Google's MX record values.

Copy/paste the exact values from here.

5. Delete any MX records not pointing to the Google servers.

Or give them a lower priority than the Google server records.

6. Save your changes and wait until they take effect.

The changes can take up to 72 hours to go into effect depending on your domain host, but generally occur within a few hours.
If the changes don't take effect after 72 hours, please contact us.


If the first MX record in your list looks like this, then mail sent to your domain will be routed to Gmail.

Name / Host / Alias Time to Live (TTL) Record Type Value / Answer / Destination
@ 3600 (seconds) MX aspmx.l.google.com



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