How to add G Suite MX records

SkyStra
Jun 22, 2020

To set up G Suite mail on your domain, log in to your NOVA Client Area, and click on the cPanel icon next to your service under the Your Active Services section:

Once you’re in the cPanel control panel, click on the Zone Editor under the Domains section:

Next, click the Manage button for the domain you’d like to configure.

Find the existing MX record in the list, and click the Edit button:

For this record, make the following changes:

  • Change priority from 0 to 1
  • Change destination from existing record to ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

Click the Save Record button to save the change.

Now we need to add the other MX records as well for G Suite to work properly on the domain.

Click the dropdown arrow next to the Add Record button, and select the Add “MX” Record option:

Leave the Name, TTL, Class, and Type fields as is, and fill in the Priority and Destination fields with the following records:

PriorityDestination
5ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

Click the Add Record button to save changes once you’ve filled in the fields.

Here’s an example:

Make sure to add all records using the method above, and in total, you should have 5 MX records for G Suite to work properly.

Using built-in filters, you can filter MX records to ensure they’ve all been added:

The last step is to set up email routing so that our Cloud Instance knows it shouldn’t relay emails to your email accounts that were added locally.

Go back to the cPanel home, and click the Email Routing option under the Email section:

Select your domain from the dropdown list:

Finally, select the Remote Mail Exchanger option and click the Change button to save changes:

In case Google asks you to add CNAME or TXT records (for verification), you can find those guides here: CNAME records  and TXT records .

That’s it! Now you’ve set up your domain to use G Suite email. However, please note that it can take up to 24 hours for the DNS changes to propagate globally and load across the internet.