How to set up MX records required for GetGmailDomain service?

To start using G Suite by GetGmailDomain, you need to verify your domain (completed on setup process) and configure your domain's MX records to direct mail flow to Google mail servers.

Here are the values to use in your domain's DNS settings to configure MX records for Gmail with G Suite from GetGmailDomain. Each record points to a Google mail server. Note important details below about setting mail server Priorities. You add and manage MX records using the administrative tools at your domain host, not your GetGmailDomain client area.

 

Name/Host/Alias Time to Live (TTL*) Record Type Priority Value/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.

Note: Some domain hosts use different labels for the name and value fields, and some hosts also require a period at the end of the server name. For example ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

Priorities

The Priority column shows the relative priorities of the Google mail servers. Mail is delivered to the server with the highest priority first. A lower number has higher priority: for example '1' has a higher priority than '10'. If for some reason a server isn't available, the mail is delivered to the server with the next highest priority, and so on down the list. 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.

If your domain host assigns priorities using numbers, choose the lowest number (highest priority) for ASPMX.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.

 

Typically, you can send and receive messages at your new G Suite by GetGmailDomain email address in less than 6 hours. However, it may take 48–72 hours before you receive an email at your new address. It’s no fun to wait, but the time for MX records to take effect depends on your domain host. We have no control over this. In the meantime, you can get your email messages from your old email client.

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