Manage MX Records for Email​

Manage MX Records for Email

Question: My domain is pointed elsewhere using A record in the DNS, what site can I use to manage my emails by setting my mx records


If you’re using A records to point your domain to a specific IP address (e.g., for website hosting) but wish to manage your emails elsewhere, you would need to update the MX (Mail Exchange) records in your domain’s DNS settings.

There are many email hosting providers that you can use to manage your emails. When you sign up with them, they will provide you with the necessary MX record details which you will need to set up in your domain’s DNS settings.

Here are some popular email hosting providers:

  1. G Suite (Google Workspace): Google’s professional email service that comes with the additional benefit of Google’s suite of office apps.
  2. Microsoft Office 365: Offers email hosting with the familiar Outlook interface, and comes with the additional benefits of Microsoft Office apps.
  3. Zoho Mail: A popular choice for businesses that offers ad-free email hosting.
  4. FastMail: A privacy-focused email provider known for its speed and simplicity.
  5. Rackspace Email: Provides business email hosting and they pride themselves on their customer support.
  6. ProtonMail: Known for its focus on security and end-to-end encryption.
  7. Namecheap Private Email Hosting: An affordable email hosting service from the popular domain registrar.
  8. MXRoute: A service that provides email hosting based on the actual usage, not the number of users.
  9. cPanel Web Hosting: Many web hosting providers that offer cPanel also offer email services. You can create email addresses, set forwarders, and more directly from cPanel.

When you choose an email provider, follow their setup guide to configure your MX records correctly. Remember that changes to DNS settings (like updating MX records) can take some time to propagate, usually up to 48 hours, though often it’s much quicker.

Make sure to regularly check your emails after changing MX records to ensure that you’re not missing out on any important messages. You may also want to set up SPF and DKIM records as per your email provider’s recommendations to ensure the deliverability of your emails.