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Adding Google Apps MX Records

How to add a Google apps MX record to your domain name.

Please note, to make use of this service you domain names must be using the following nameservers:

  • a.pipe.co
  • b.pipe.co

Please see this guide for updating your nameservers.

Before proceeding you will also need to ensure you have created a DNS zone.

1. Click on the edit icon next to your domain DNS zone

2. Click the blue Add Record button

3. Set type to MX

Name: @ (the current domain)
TTL: 3600 (Once your mail is set up it is advisable to change to 14400)
RDATA(Preference): 1
RDATA(Exchange): ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

4. Click the green Add Record

5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 again with the following records:

Name: @ (the current domain)
TTL: 3600 (Once your mail is set up it is advisable to change to 14400)
RDATA(Preference): 5
RDATA(Exchange): ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

Name: @ (the current domain)
TTL: 3600 (Once your mail is set up it is advisable to change to 14400)
RDATA(Preference): 5
RDATA(Exchange): ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

Name: @ (the current domain)
TTL: 3600 (Once your mail is set up it is advisable to change to 14400)
RDATA(Preference): 10
RDATA(Exchange): ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

Name: @ (the current domain)
TTL: 3600 (Once your mail is set up it is advisable to change to 14400)
RDATA(Preference): 10
RDATA(Exchange): ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

That’s it. You’ve now successfully added MX records for Google apps. Please note any DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to apply.

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