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Setting up MX Records for Google mail / G Suite
Posted by Richard Moran on 25 September 2017 10:36 AM

 

Depending on the parking or hosting package that is running on your domain, the internal Qmail Mail Service may be installed on the domain. 

If Qmail is installed, it should be removed before new MX records are added to the domain.
Removing Qmail will also permanently remove any associated mailboxes and contents permanently. Ensure that you have downloaded & saved any mail from your mailboxes before proceeding. 


To check if Qmail is installed.

Login to your Control Panel  (https://cp.irishdomains.com)

  1. On the Home page, select "Hosted Domains"
  2. Click on the domain name you wish to change
  3. If Qmail is installed, under Hosting Services, Mail hosting will show as installed and there will be a Mail tab visible

Removing Qmail

  1. Select the "Mail" tab
  2. Select "Remove hosting" to remove the Qmail mail hosting system.

Inserting the Google MX records

G Suite MX records

MX Server Address Priority
ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 1
ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5
ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5
ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10
ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10

 

In the domain settings (Hosted domains > domain name), select the "DNS" tab, then "DNS Records" from the sub-menu below

Click on the "Add New DNS" button and complete the record setup as follows:
  1. DNS Record Type: MX 
  2. Mail Domain: leave blank
  3. Preference: Select "Custom" and enter the Google Priority number (1, 5 or 10)
  4. Mail Exchanger: Enter the Google Server address (for example:  ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM)
  5. Select "Finish" to complete

 

Repeat the above for all 5 Google MX records

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