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Configure Your Domain for Google Apps Mail
Posted by on 27 July 2012 02:52 AM

This simple guide should walk you through setting up your domain to work with Google Apps (Mail).

  1. Login into your cPanel (which is usually available at 'http://yourdomain.com/cpanel' -- where yourdomain.com is your actual domain name)

  2. Navigate to MX Entry

  3. If you have only one domain on your account, you will see MX Entries at the bottom of the screen, if you use any add-on or parked domains you may have to select the domain you wish to edit from the dropdown menu

  4. If there is any MX Entry already present for the domain, delete it

  5. Add the following records: 

    Priority     Destination
    0              ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
    5              ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
    5              ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
    10            ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
    10            ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
     

Additionally, you may want to direct your mail.yourdomain.com record to Google Apps so that you can, for example, use it to login to your mail interface. Wait out the DNS propagation -- this can take up to 48 hours on some networks, however it's usually less time.
To do this:

  1. Open up Advanced DNS Zone Editor in cPanel

  2. You will see a mail.yourdomain.com record (where yourdomain.com is your actual domain name you're adding Google Apps mail for) there which is a CNAME record, please change it to ghs.google.com

After the DNS propagates, this record will begin to function.

Please feel free to open a support ticket if something seems not clear here or you need any assistance with the above.

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Comments (2)
Thomas
20 August 2012 08:14 PM
Guys, I tried this but I cannot send emails anymore to my address. I guess I need to change some stuff with G Apps Mail first, to come back to original setting in my cpanel, I put this line (that I deleted to follow your procedure) again, is this alright?
Priority Destination
0 thefrenchschool.ca
Ron D.
21 August 2012 02:40 PM
Hi Thomas, please submit a ticket via help@asmallorange.com so we can assist you further.
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