How to configure Google MX records? Print

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In order to use Google for your email service with any of your domains that are registered through us (are using our DNS servers), we are providing you with instructions on what changes need to take place based on your control panel.

Use Google for your email service

cPanel Control Panel

(All Linux Shared, Linux Reseller Packages)

1. Login to your cPanel control panel

2. Navigate to your Mail section and then -> Mx entry

3. Remove all existing MX entries

4. You have to set the following MX records for Google apps:

Priority / Server

1 / aspmx.l.google.com.
5 / alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
5 / alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
10 / aspmx2.googlemail.com.
10 / aspmx3.googlemail.com.
10 / aspmx4.googlemail.com.
10 / aspmx5.googlemail.com.

5. Last step required is for you to set the following CNAME Record from the cPanel -

Advanced DNS Zone editor

Type: CNAME
Name: mail
TTL: 3600
CNAME: ghs.googlehosted.com.

SolidCP

(Available with all of our Windows Shared, Windows Shared Reseller packages)

1. Login to your SolidCP

2. Select Domains -> The exact domain that you want to set MX -> Edit DNS zone records (at the right side of yourscreen)

3.You have to set the following records for Google apps:

CNAME Record Name / Record Data:

webmail / ghs.googlehosted.com.

MX Records Priority / Server

1 / aspmx.l.google.com.
5 / alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
5 / alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
10 / aspmx2.googlemail.com.
10 / aspmx3.googlemail.com.
10 / aspmx4.googlemail.com.
10 / aspmx5.googlemail.com.

Plesk Control Panel:

1.Log in to your Plesk Control Panel.

2. Go to Home-> Domains-> The exact domain that you want to add mx records->DNS Settings

3. Remove all records that hassomething to do with mail.There select following 3 records mail.domain.com A records, webmail.domain.com A/CNAME records &domain.com MX records and

Click on Remove.

It will ask for the confirmationselect the confirmation box (Click OK)

4. Click on add records.

Record Type: CNAME
Enter domain name: mail
Enter a canonical name: ghs.google.com (Click OK)

5. Click again on Add Record

Record Type: MX

Enter domain name: leave it blank

Enter mail exchanger:

Host Record Type Value

yourdomainname.com. MX (10)ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
yourdomainname.com. MX (20)ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
yourdomainname.com. MX (20)ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
yourdomainname.com. MX (30)ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
yourdomainname.com. MX (30)ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
yourdomainname.com. MX (30)ASPMX4.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
yourdomainname.com. MX (30)ASPMX5.GOOGLEMAIL.COM. (click OK)

6. You will need to repeat the above step to create additional MX records for redundancy.

You can use the above mail exchanger values and set the priority for each one

7. After adding MX records Disable the current mail service in Plesk. You can do it with below steps:

domain > Mail Accounts > Mail settings/Mail preferences

uncheck the box ”Activate mail service on domain” and set webmail “none”.


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