Let Google handle your email by changing your MX records.

Posted on 01/11/2012 by Neil Skoglund

If, like many of our clients, you like the convenience of receiving all of your emails over at gmail.com, you may well have signed up for Google Apps, and wish to use Gmail to get your "yourname@yourdomain.com" emails.

In order to do so, Google tells you that you must update your MX servers at your host, our guide below will show you how to do so on the most popular of control panels - cPanel.

  1. Login to cPanel at https://yourdomainname.com:2082
  2. Now, under the 'Mail' header, click on 'MX Entry':
    cPanel MX Entry
  3. You will now see a list of different options available to you. For most people, it's probably set to 'Local Mail Exchanger' this means your web host has been handling your emails. The option we want to change it to is 'Remote Mail Exchanger' so go ahead and change it, and click on 'Change'
  4. Now in the box below, you need to create a record for each of the following:ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM with a priority of 1
    ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM with a priority of 5
    ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM with a priority of 5
    ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM with a priority of 10
    ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM with a priority of 10Enter the priority and domain in the boxes, like below:
    Add an MX Record
  5. Do this for each of the above records, and once you're done, you may need to delete the record for your web host if it is still there:

 

Once you've done this, all of your emails will now be sent to, and processed by Google's servers, and accessed through Gmail.

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