Knowledgebase: Technical Issues
Using gmail and google apps for mail
Posted by David McKendrick, Last modified by Ashley L on 21 November 2019 06:44 PM

In order to use Gmail/Google Apps for your mail, you'll need to follow these steps.

Do note that at any point if these steps aren't adhered to properly, your mail will cease functioning entirely.

Step by step instructions on changing your MX entries to google: 

  1. Login to cPanel for the domain you wish to use Google Apps/Gmail for
  2. Select the "MX Entry" section
  3. In the dropdown, select the domain you wish to point towards Google Apps/Gmail
  4. Begin adding the Google records in the "Add New Record" section (Refer at the bottom below for the values)
  5. Once you've added the five records, delete the original record that has a value of '0'
  6. Afterwards return to the MX entry page and ensure "Remote Mail Exchanger" (or  is set within the "Email Routing" section
  7. You're all done! Your mail should begin delivering to Gmail/Google

The current known MX records are as follows, though you may wish to check Google's page for updated values.

Value / Destination: 

1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

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