Configuring Gmail MX Records in Google Domains

Within Google Domains, mail exchange (MX) records need to be recorded and managed using a specific DNS

Prerequisites: The ability to sign in through the Google Domains site

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus 

Estimated Time: 15-20 Minutes

Expected Outcome: You will be able to configure and modify the Google Domain's MX Records

Tools Required: Internet connection

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Sign into the domain host by following the link here and signing in with the appropriate Gmail account
  2. Add the G Suite MX Records
    Note: To direct your email to the G Suite account, you will need to add new MX Records to your domain. Add these MX Records using synthetic records. 

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    1. On the page "My Domains", select the domain you wish to set up with Gmail and next to it select "Manage"
    2. In the left column, select "DNS"synthetic records
    3. Scroll to the section labeled "Synthetic Records"
    4. From the "Subdomain Forward" list select G Suite
    5. Click "Add"
  3. Tell Google to find the new MX Records
    1. Open the admin console (Found here)
      1. You will need to set up the admin console if you haven't already done so
    2. Go to the "Activate Gmail" page
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Activate Gmail"

After doing this your business email from this domain should be directed to the G Suite Mail servers. 

    If for some reason this had not worked, find more articles from Google regarding this issue here.