Google Apps, also known as G Suite, is designed for businesses who need their email routed through Gmail. It also includes other software with premium storage, such as Google Drive, Google Docs (check out on our blog how you can import Google Docs into WordPress), etc. We are big fans of Google Apps and even use them ourselves. For your business email to work with Google Apps, Google MX records have to be set up and configured for your domain.
This guide covers the MX records needed for ongoing G Suite functionality. In some cases, you may need to add an additional MX record for domain verification purposes.
Google MX Records
Google MX records are as follows:
- aspmx.l.google.com / priority 1
- alt1.aspmx.l.google.com / priority 5
- alt2.aspmx.l.google.com / priority 5
- alt3.aspmx.l.google.com / priority 10
- alt4.aspmx.l.google.com / priority 10
For TTL use 3600 seconds (1 hour).
We are big fans of G Suite and we know that many of you use it to power email for your businesses. Even our team at Kinsta uses it.
We’ve completely streamlined this process so now you can add your Gmail MX records with a few simple clicks. No more copy/pasting DNS records.
How to Add Gmail MX Records on New Domain
If you’re adding your domain for the first time in the Kinsta DNS tool, simply select the checkbox to “Add Gmail MX records.” And you’re done! The 5 Gmail MX records are added along with your domain.
How to Add Gmail MX Records on Existing Domain
Already have a domain added and setup in Kinsta DNS? No problem. Simply click on the “Add Gmail MX records” button at the top.
Then click on “Add 5 records.” And you’re done.
Here is an example of what they will look like after they are added.
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