How to add Gmail DNS zone records?
Posted by , Last modified by Vytautas K. on 14 April 2018 07:50 AM

To add Gmail zone records you need to set up Google Apps MX records. In other words, to start using Gmail you need to direct the email from your domain to the Google Apps servers.

First, log in to your Client Area and click on DNS Management.

Adding Gmail DNS records

Click to Edit the domain that you need. If you see any existing MX record values, click to Remove all as you need to add new ones by clicking MX and entering the details required. You might want to have a closer look before removing, just in case you will want to restore them later.

Adding Gmail DNS records

Adding Gmail DNS records

To start using Gmail, you need to add these MX records to your DNS zone:

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

Notice that the priority numbers show the sequence of emails that will be send to you. Mail will be firstly delivered to a server that has the highest priority and if it is not be available for some reason, mail will be delivered to the next server and so on. Please keep in mind that any updates for DNS records can take up to 24 hours to be visible.

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