Google Business Mail DNS Record SetupNote 1:
Before starting: Setting up your Google email requires making DNS changes. These normally take between 15-4hrs to take effect however at the latest they can take upto 24hrs.Note 2
: You may already be past the first few steps. Feel free to scroll down to the sections relating to updating your TXT record or MX records.
When setting up your Google email, you will be asked how you want to verify your domain. First, go http://ozdns.com.au
and check your domain's Nameservers. Make sure they start with ns1.digitalpacific.com.au or ns1.auserver.com.au. If they don't then these instructions may not be relevant to you and you will need to speak with your domain registrar to find out who hosts your domain.Step 1
- When you see the below screen, click (1) choose a different method
then select (2)add a domain host record (TXT or CNAME)
After you get the below screen, login to cPanel in a separate window (keep the Google setup window open), go back to the Google window and click on I have successfully logged in
- In cPanel click on the Zone Editor
Back to the Google window, you will see instructions to add a TXT record
In the cPanel Zone Editor, click on Manage
Click Add Record
then Add TXT Record
Add the TXT Data in and click Add Record.
Note that the records can take between 15min and 4hrs to become live.
In the Google window, click I saved the TXT verification record
In this window, click I have opened the control panel for my domain
You will now see this screen
Go back to the cPanel page and click MX
the current records
Once that's done, click Domains,
Now go back to the Google window and click I have deleted existing MX records
. You will now see this screen.
Go back into cPanel and add all
the records, one at a time. You only need to worry about the Priority
and Value | Destination
Values for G Suite MX records
|Name/Host/Alias||Time to Live (TTL*)||Record Type||Priority||Value/Answer/Destination|
|@ or leave blank||3600||MX||1||ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.|
|@ or leave blank||3600||MX||5||ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.|
|@ or leave blank||3600||MX||5||ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.|
|@ or leave blank||3600||MX||10||ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.|
|@ or leave blank||3600||MX||10||ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.|
Once complete the records should look like this in the Manage
section (the order doesn't matter as long as all records are there)
Go back to the Google window and click I created the new MX records
. You will see this screen.
Now click I saved the MX records
and in the following screen click VERIFY THE DOMAIN AND SETUP EMAIL
You will see this screen.
This screen just checks periodically if the MX records have propagated. You can also us http://ozdns.com.au
and scroll down the MX record section to confirm if this has been complete.
The last step is to add Google's SPF record. Go into the main cPanel screen and click on the Authentication icon.
Under Include List
, click Add
, add _spf.google.com
and click OK
Then just click update