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Add an MX record

Add MX (Mail Exchanger) records in your DNS zone file when your domain is using GoDaddy nameservers . MX records connect to your email service, like Gmail or Microsoft 365. We'll automatically add MX records when your domain is using GoDaddy nameservers and email. Adding new MX records may interfere with any existing MX records for your current email service.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
    select domain
  3. Select Manage DNS to access your zone file.
  4. Select Add to add a new record.
    select add new record
  5. Select MX from the Type menu options. A domain can only use one email service at a time. For example, you can use Microsoft 365 or Google email on a domain, but you can't use both email services on the same domain.
  6. Enter the details for your MX record:
    • Name: The domain or subdomain for the MX record. Use @ to deliver email to your root domain, or use a subdomain such as www or mail.
    • Priority: The order in which the record is evaluated and used. Lower priorities will be read before higher priorities.
    • Value: The mail server's address, such as smtp.secureserver.net.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
  7. Select Add Record to save your new MX record.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

Related steps

  • Confirm your MX records are set up correctly by sending yourself a test email. Remember, DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to take effect.
  • Need to change your MX records? Make the edits you need at any time.

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