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 set up and configured for your domain.

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.

Add Gmail MX records

Add Gmail MX records

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.

Kinsta DNS Add Gmail MX Records

Kinsta DNS Add Gmail MX Records

Then click on “Add 5 records.” And you’re done.

Add aspmx.l.google.com records

Add aspmx.l.google.com records

Here is an example of what they will look like after they are added.

Google MX records for G Suite

Google MX records for G Suite

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