How to point my email to Gmail?

If you want your email messages to be delivered to Gmail instead of ScalaHosting, follow the steps below.

  1. Login to cPanel and click on Zone Editor which is under the Domains section.
  2. Remove all MX entries of the domain name you want to point to Gmail.
  3. After that add the Gmail MX entries as noted below.
PriorityMX Entry
1ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
10ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

Once you do the changes allow 4-6 hours for DNS propagation. After that all your email messages will be sent to the Gmail servers.

If you use SPanel, the process is even more straightforward.

Simply log into SPanel’s User Interface and click Mail route under the Email section.

How to point my email to Gmail?

Select the Remote mail exchanger radio button and then click the Gmail option. After you click Change Route, SPanel will automatically change your domain’s MX records so that it works with Gmail.

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3 Comments

  1. adrie

    February 23, 2017 / 07:51

    Make a note that the Period at the end of each is not required or accepted.

    1. ScalaHosting
      ScalaHosting Staff

      February 23, 2017 / 11:47

      That is right. I’ve fixed it. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. As a side note, when a DNS zone is edited the entry must have a period at the end else it will not work correctly. That’s where our confusion came from.

  2. Jason Hollister

    February 12, 2020 / 14:44

    There are two fields. Domain/Subdomain and Destination. What goes where?

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