This article describes the steps and suggestions to configure Google Apps recommended MX records.


To use Gmail with Google Apps, you must set up your domain's MX records to direct mail     flow to Google mail servers, If you are not sure how to configure MX records, we recommend you to contact your I.T experts. 


You set up MX records using the administration tools at your domain host, not the Google Admin console.


Before you begin:

  • You need to enable your email service and add users to your account, for more information click here
  • Once you're ready to go live with Gmail, redirect your domain's MX records to Google servers
  • If you're deploying Gmail alongside your existing mail service, such as for a pilot, check these advanced delivery options


Before you start updating the Google's generic settings, check if you can find your domain hosting provider specific steps 


Set up MX records (generic steps)
  • Sign in to your domain's account at your domain host
  • Open page to update your DNS settings (The page might be called something like : DNS Management, Name Server Management, or Advanced Settings.)
  • Locate the MX records for your domain, you may already have one or more MX records resembling
Name/Host/Alias
 Time to Live (TTL) Record Type  Priority
Value / Answer / Destinatio
Blank or @
 86400  MX 10  mail1.example.com
Blank or @
 86400  MX 20  mail2.example.com

  • Update the existing MX records to point to Google mail servers by entering these

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

  • Delete any MX records not pointing to Google servers, or give them a lower priority than the Google server records.
  • Save your changes and wait until they take effect.

Note: MX record changes can take up to 72 hours to go into effect, but they typically happen much sooner.


After configuring the above MX records, you can check the DNS query result by using online tools like NSlookup or mxtoolbox


Best Regards

Google Apps Team

Brio Technologies Pvt Ltd.