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Update Google Mail Apps DNS Record

Last modified: July 2, 2022
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Setup Google MX Record

MX records are used to verify your domain (if you haven’t already verified it) and to set up a Gmail as your professional business email. 

After you’ve switched to Google’s MX records, you can get your email in your Gmail inbox or through an email client like Microsoft Outlook.

How it Works

  • Keep setup instructions available and sign in to your domain host in another window or tab. The technical settings for your domain are managed by domain host.
  • Then update the MX record settings to direct your email to your Google Workspace account. It’s like registering a new address with the post office so that your mail gets delivered.
  • If you already use email with your domain (your email address ends with, you’ll start receiving messages in Gmail instead of with your old email provider.

Update Google Mail Apps DNS Record

1. Firstly, sign in to your domain account at your domain provider/host.
2. Then, navigate to section that you can update your domain’s MX records.
3. Delete any existing MX records.
4. Next, add new MX records for Google mail servers.


Notes: Some domain hosts use different labels for the name and value fields. Some hosts require a trailing period at the end of the server name.

5. Save your changes.
6. Open setup tool in the Admin console.
7. Click Activate in the Gmail section.
8. Confirm everything and click Continue.
9. Lastly, click Activate Gmail.

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