Setting Up Google Apps for Business (Gmail) with your Domain

Written by bryan on . Posted in Domains, Email Support, Google Apps

Do you have Google Apps for Business, and want to use your own domains email address to send and receive mail? Here are some settings to help you set it up

Here are the values to be included when you configure MX records for Google Apps with your domain host. Please note the initial numbers in the Value / Answer / Destination column show MX record priority. See understand MX records for details about adding MX records to your domain.

Name/Host/Alias Time to Live (TTL) Record Type Value/Answer/Destination
Blank or @ 3600 MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

Any MX record that is currently set up, set the priority to a number higher than 10, which will allow mail to go through to your own server as a fallback if Gmail fails.