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How to Add Google Workspace MX Records to Your Domain Name

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When it comes to email, there’s no service provider better than Gmail.

Not only it’s far superior and easy to use than most other email service providers, but also it’s much more reliable, thanks to the top-notch security and IT infrastructure of Google.

No surprise that not just individuals but businesses also choose it as their email service provider of choice for setting up professional email accounts.

If you too are considering the same, you’ll have to create a Google Workspace account for your business.

And while creating the account is quite easy and straightforward, there’s one little thing that’s a bit technical in nature: mapping of Google Workspace MX Records to your domain.

But don’t worry — we’ve got your back. In this post we’ll walk you through the process of adding Google Workspace MX records to your host. Let’s start!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are DNS Records in Google Workspace?

MX Records are the DNS equivalent of Google Workspace.

Just as you map the nameservers of your web host to the domain name while building a website, you must map the MX records of your email service provider to your domain name while setting up a professional email.

Can an MX Record Be an IP Address?

No. MX Records are masked addresses of the mail servers to which your emails will be routed.

These addresses are also resolved by a normal DNS resolution process. No mail server operator will share with you the IP addresses of their servers, so your MX records can’t be IP addresses.

What You’ll Need to Add Google Workspace MX Records to Your Host

Nothing specific. You just need access to your hosting dashboard and Google Workspace Admin Console to map the Google MX records to your domain.

How to Add Google Workspace MX Records to Your Host: Step-by-Step Instructions

Adding Google Workspace MX records to your domain host is a simple five-step procedure.

Follow the steps given below and you’ll be done before you know it:

Step #1: Log in to your hosting account

First of all, sign in to your hosting dashboard using the credentials generated when you purchased the hosting.

In most cases, this means signing in to your cPanel or Plesk dashboards.

If your website is on managed WordPress hosting or some other sort of managed hosting, then instead of cPanel or Plesk it may be the dashboard of your hosting provider.

The difference here doesn’t matter much — you just have to log in to the hosting account where your domain is mapped to your server.  

Step #2: Navigate to your MX records page

Once logged in, search for the MX records page. Most server management utilities (i.e. cPanel, Plesk, Webmin, etc.) include in-built search functionality that can be used to search a particular feature.

Use it to search for MX records, and once you’ve found the page just open it.

Step #3: Delete existing MX entries

The next step is to delete your existing MX entries.

Each MX record plays a certain role in routing your emails, so now when you want all your emails routed to Google’s mailbox servers you should not be having any other MX entries that can cause conflict with your email delivery.

Step #4: Add Google Workspace MX entries

Now it’s time to add the Google Workspace MX entries. Here are the steps to do so:

For Hostname, enter @

Enter priority and mail server values as per the table given below:

PriorityMail Server
1ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

For TTL, enter 1 hour or 3600 seconds.

Save your changes.

Note that some hosts may not allow you to manually enter the priority for mail servers.

In that case, enter the mail server value only.

The period (.) at the end of each mail server value is also subjective to the nature of your host — some hosts require entering it, others don’t.

What matters the most is the order in which you enter these records.

Follow the exact order which has been followed in our table given above. 

Step #5: Verify in Google Admin Console

Finally, verify your MX records in Google Admin Console. To do so, follow the procedure outlined below:

Log in to Google Workspace Admin Console;

Navigate to Account >> Domains >> Manage Domains;

Click on the “Set up Google MX Records” link as shown below:

43DtV8nGQCYT0y3WDK254YSIYbE vbBVq 5cbWPrbciimoSGOvmtBT8JcsnXUoa4GX8 NQkdjchYcjrBT7PfIJlAKpWie4VH Qvb0Ozo4XncpaAZ4Eh3jU7HGhqdDkLjj7uBkSdxGyzFkVo27j5yb44fFuJovT2GK0SAjZCBpX

Select “I have completed these steps”;

That’s it! You should start receiving emails in your new Gmail account within 24-72 hrs.

Sign in to your new email account and send a test email from another account to check whether it’s working or not.

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Wrapping Up

So this was how you can add Google Workspace MX records to your domain name.

Once added, you’ll be able to create as many professional email IDs as you wish from within your Google Workspace dashboard. So give it a try, and let us know your feedback in the comments.

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