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Set Up Google MX Records for Google Workspace (G Suite)

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) is designed for businesses that need their email routed through Gmail. It also includes other software with premium storage, such as Google Drive, Google Docs (check out on our blog how you can import Google Docs into WordPress), etc. We’re big fans of Google Workspace and even use it ourselves.

For your business email to work with Google Workspace, 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).

Add Gmail MX records

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

Google MX records for Google Workspace.
Google MX records for Google Workspace.

Email Authentication

To help prevent email spoofing or your legitimate email messages being sent to a Spam/Junk folder, setting up email authentication for your domain is recommended. The two most common forms of email authentication DNS records are SPF and DKIM.

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