What are the custom MX settings for email on Gmail-managed domains?

I will be registering a new domain in order to beta test the hosting service and using Gmail to manage the email for this domain.

I have not been able to find anything pointing to the custom MX settings that we'll need to use in order to do this.

Thanks in advance for any assistance someone might be able to provide in pointing me in the right direction :slight_smile:

Sue.

  • Nithin
    • Support Wizard

    Hi Sue,

    I have not been able to find anything pointing to the custom MX settings that we'll need to use in order to do this.

    I'm afraid, we don't provide email accounts out of the box within the hosting, and don't have any specific custom settings regarding this at the moment. You'll have to configure it up within your domain registrar.

    Maybe you might find the following helpful for the generic steps:
    https://support.google.com/a/answer/140034?hl=en

    Easiest, and the recommended method in our hosting would be setup WordPress to use SMTP. You could use any of the SMTP plugins regarding this:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/tags/smtp/
    https://wpforms.com/how-to-securely-send-wordpress-emails-using-gmail-smtp/

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

    Regards,
    Nithin

  • Sue
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Hey, Nithin , thanks again for such a speedy reply! You sort of answered this for me already in my other question about whether or not WPMU Dev is also acting as a registrar. Since you are not and I have to continue to have DreamHost (or someone like Cloudflare) continue to serve the domain itself, the point is moot. They'll be the ones where I have to configure this. I already do this with DreamHost and Gmail seamlessly so mischief managed :slight_smile:

    Thanks again so very much!
    Sue.

  • RoyR
    • Flash Drive

    sue just FYI regarding DNS hosting, the fastest on the planet in almost all parts of the world right now (always subject to change) is both Cloudflare and DNS Made Easy. We have extensive time with both services. And both are extremely reliable and fast.

  • Francis
    • Helper Member

    Sue Good thing you had everything set.

    My usual setup with domains and hosting is that I use a DNS manager(Cloudflare) to connect them so just in case say I moved hosting or change domain registrars. I just need to change the NS to Cloudflare or update the A record's IP to my new hosting company.

    The DNS data is still intact which in this case will be your MX records(if you have a standalone email host) and subdomains (A or CNAME).

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