Setting up Google Email MX Servers

Google - Email setup - MX Servers

Google – Email setup – MX Servers

Since I can never seem to find Google Email setup easily– honestly, as easy as Google TRIES to make things – and as many smart people as they have working over for them (Art, this means you), this kind of stuff is NOT very straightforward to find.  And deciding to not go digging through my OWN setup to find all these, I am popping this info out here so I can find it a heckuva lot faster next time!

Here are the settings for setting up your Google Email services on your own domain – the MX settings at least…

If you use GoDaddy as your registrar and you do all your configs there, then use THIS quick and simple tool

Otherwise, just continue on!

Switch MX records at your domain host

Sign in to your hosting account, and go to the MX record maintenance page.

MX records may be located in DNS Management, Mail Server Configuration, or Name Server Management. You may have to enable advanced settings to edit your MX records.

Delete all existing MX entries. By default, MX records may already be present.
Enter the following MX records.

You may not be able to enter the priority value exactly as it appears in the table below—if you can, make sure each record follows the indicated order. If you aren’t able to assign priorities, you should only enter Set any TTL values to 1 Hour (value=3600).

Priority Points to

Note: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM is the top priority mail server. Don’t assign the top priority to any other servers. Learn more about mail server priority. Be sure to include trailing dot (.) at the end of any full-qualified domain names (for example, if your MX records require this format.
Save your changes.

Congratulations! Your MX records will soon point to Google! Keep in mind that this change isn’t instant but might take up to 24 hours to take effect (though it can happen a lot faster). If your records don’t change by then, contact your domain host for help.

And here it is in MS Word DOC format – Google Apps – Switch MX records at your domain host (DOC)

Author: Eric Erickson

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