Use MX records to set up Gmail and G Suite

You’re now ready to finish setting up your new G Suite account. You’ll use MX records, provided by the G Suite Setup Wizard, to verify your domain (if you haven’t already verified) and set up Gmail as your professional email.

G Suite MX setup for your domain host (Recommended)

Get step-by-step MX setup instructions for your domain host. You’ll find instructions for GoDaddy, Enom , 1&1, Dreamhost  and many other domain hosts. Who is my domain host?

G Suite MX setup (Generic)

If you can’t find instructions for your domain host, use these general steps.

  1. Sign in to your domain's account at your domain host. Who is my domain host?

    Need help? Contact your domain host’s Support team. Domain hosts are experts with MX records, and setup is a common task.

  2. Go to the section where you can update your domain’s MX records. It might be called something like "DNS Management," “Mail Settings,” or "Advanced Settings."
  3. Delete any existing MX records.
    If you can’t delete the existing records, change their priority number to 20 or higher.
  4. Add new MX records for the Google mail servers.

    If your domain host limits the number of MX records, just add the first 2 records in this table.

    Values for G Suite MX records
    Name/Host/AliasTime to Live (TTL*)Record TypePriorityValue/Answer/Destination
    @ or leave blank3600MX1ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
    @ or leave blank3600MX5ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
    @ or leave blank3600MX5ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
    @ or leave blank3600MX10ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
    @ or leave blank3600MX10ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

  5. Save your changes.

    Typically, you can send and receive messages at your new G Suite email address in less than 6 hours. However, it may take 48–72 hours before you receive email at your new address. It’s no fun to wait, but the time for MX records to take effect depends on your domain host. We have no control over this. In the meantime, you can get your email messages at your old email client.