MX stands for “mail exchanger”. It is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System. It specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient’s domain, and a preference value used to prioritize mail delivery if multiple mail servers are available.
Configuring Your MX Records: Other domain hosts
The following instructions provide a general guide for modifying MX records.
- Sign in to your hosting account, and go to the MX record maintenance page. MX records may be placed in DNS Management, Mail Server Configuration, or Name Server Management. You may have to allow advanced settings to edit your MX records.
- Delete all existing MX entries. By default, MX records may already be present.
- Enter the coming MX records.You may not be able to enter the priority value correctly as it come 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 aspmx.l.google.com.. Set any TTL values to 4 Hours (value=14400).
Priority Mail Server 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. 10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Note: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM is the top priority mail server. Don’t assign the top priority to any other servers. Be clear to add trailing dot (.) at the end of any full-qualified domain names(FQDN) (for example, server.example.com.) if your MX records need this format.
- Save your changes. Your MX records are now configured to point to Google. Keep in mind that changes to MX records may take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet.