How to Use Google Workspace for Your Domain’s Email

When you add your domain name to your HostM hosting account, the default configuration is such that email hosting is handled by our servers.

If, instead, you’d like to use Google Workspace (the premium version of Gmail formerly known as G Suite) for your domain’s email, you can use the following steps to do so:

  1. Make sure that you’ve already added the domain to your HostM hosting account.

  2. If you have not already done so, sign up for Google Workspace for your domain on their website.

  3. Sign in to the Client Lounge on our website.

  4. In the list of hosting accounts, select the cPanel button for the hosting account you wish to host your domain on.

  5. Under the Domains heading, select Zone Editor.

  6. Next to the domain you wish to modify, select Manage.

  7. Just below the search box, select MX.

  8. To the right of the search box, select the down arrow in the blue button that says Add Record (be sure to select the down arrow, not the text itself), then select Add MX Record.

  9. Enter the following details:

    • Priority: 1
      Destination: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

  10. Select the Add Record button to the right.

  11. Now use the same method outlined in steps 7 through 9 to add the following additional MX records:

    • Priority: 5
      Destination: ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

    • Priority: 5
      Destination: ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

    • Priority: 10
      Destination: ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

    • Priority: 10
      Destination: ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM

  12. Now delete any MX records whose value in the Name column is your domain name, but whose Destination does not contain within it.

  13. Just below the search box, select TXT.

  14. Now look for a record whose value in the Name column is your domain name, and whose Record begins with v=spf1.

  15. To the right of that record, select the Edit button.

  16. In the Record field, right after the v=spf1, and without deleting anything, insert

    Ensure that there is a space character both before and after the

  17. Select the Save Record button to the right.

  18. Select the HostM logo in the upper-left corner of your cPanel to go back to the main page.

  19. Under the Email heading, select Email Routing.

  20. Select your domain from the drop-down menu.

  21. Select Remote Mail Exchanger, then select the Change button.

Your domain name is now pointing at Google Workspace for email purposes. Please note that it may take up to several hours for your changes to be recognized by ISPs worldwide, including your internet connection provider.

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