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, 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 setup and configured for your domain.

Google MX Records

Follow the steps below to configure your Google MX records.

Step 1

Click on “Kinsta DNS” in MyKinsta and then on “Manage” next to the domain that you would like to work with.

Manage DNS records
Manage DNS records

Step 2

Click on “Add a DNS Record” at the top. You will then need to add 5 individual MX records. For the first, choose MX for the type and input ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM for where it points to. You can leave the hostname blank to point to your main domain. Then choose priority 1 and click on “Add DNS Record.”

Add MX records for Google Apps
Add MX records for Google Apps

You will need to repeat this for the four remaining records, slightly changing the “Points to” and priority values. Here are all the records below:

  • ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM / Priority 1 (the first one you added above)
  • 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

By the time you are done, it should look like this:

Google MX records
Google MX records

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