How to point MX Records to Google

 

MX record values

Here are the values to use in your domain's DNS settings to configure MX records for Google Apps. Each record points to a Google mail server. Note important details below about setting mail server Priorities.

You enter these values at your domain host, not in your Google Admin console. Note that some hosts use different labels for the name and value fields, and many domain hosts also require a trailing period at the end of the server name.

Name/Host/AliasTime to Live (TTL*)Record TypePriorityValue/Answer/Destination
Blank or @ 3600 MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

* The TTL is the number of seconds before subsequent changes to the MX record go into effect. Once the MX records are configured correctly, we recommend changing the TTL value from 3600 to 86400, which tells servers across the Internet to check every 24 hours for updates to the MX record instead of every hour. Learn more

Priorities

The Priority column shows the relative priorities of the Google mail servers. Mail is delivered to the server with the highest priority first. If for some reason that server isn't available, mail is delivered to the server with the next highest priority, and so on through all your the servers. Priority values don't have to be exactly like those shown in the table. And in fact, different domain hosts have different systems for setting MX record priority.

Regardless of your domain host's system for indicating priority, ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM must be the top priority record.

If your domain host assigns priorities using numbers, choose the lowest number (highest priority) forASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM, as shown in the table above.  If your host uses some other method for assigning priority,  follow that method to designate ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM as the primary server. If your host allows only one MX record or doesn't allow ranking, enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM as the only MX record.

  • 0 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to Create an Email Account and Login

Add an email address To add a new email address: Type the email address to be created in...

Setting up an Email Program POP3/IMAP

The instructions listed below are for the general setup of various email clients and cannot be...

How to access Email/Webmail

How to Log into Webmail cPanel (direct link) cPanel (admin access) Plesk 10 Plesk 9...

Configure Iphone with Email

Setting Up Email for the Apple iPhone Newer Versions of iPhone In the directions below,...

Set Up Google Apps Email

Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite designed to help businesses stay connected while...

Powered by WHMCompleteSolution