Help changing MX records!!

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 5 years ago
  • Answered
i am trying to activate my email with google account and they are asking me to change my MX records. I dont know how to do this. i got my domain name from yola. Thanks in advance for your help
Photo of lauren

lauren

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
  • confused

Posted 7 years ago

  • 1
Photo of Brianna

Brianna

  • 2045 Posts
  • 92 Reply Likes
Hi Lauren,

Thanks for contacting Yola! When you buy a domain name from Yola we provide you with full DNS management, which includes the ability to set up email addresses linked to your domain. You can do this with the email service of your choice.

1. Login to your Yola account and make sure you are on the "My Yola" page.
2. Click on "Domains" and then click on "Show advanced domain settings" and then "Set up email for your domain". Make sure that you have selected the correct domain (if you have more than one ) on the drop-down list.
3. To access the MX Record, click on "Change your DNS settings".
4. To add an MX Record, click on "Add DNS Record".
5. Make sure that "MX" is selected.
6. Add the following:
Add the MX Record (eg. smtp.secureserver.net) to the field with the heading "Value"
The Priority can remain "1" if they ask for "0"
The Name can remain blank for both entries
7. Click on "Update" so that the setting is saved on your domain.

You can read more about this here: creating email addresses with your domain purchased from Yola.

Please keep in mind that you are easily able to set up your email addresses using Yola Mail.

I hope you find this information helpful, Lauren. Certainly holler should you need further clarification in this regard.
Photo of lauren

lauren

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
Thank you Brianna,

I entered in the MX records and am waiting or google to verify everything.

I didnt see where I could change the SPF records to fight spam. Could you please tell me where that option is?

Many thanks,

Lauren
Photo of Emmy

Emmy

  • 5892 Posts
  • 299 Reply Likes
Hello Laura,
I have responded to you on this thread: SPF Records.

Emmy
Photo of giffy

giffy

  • 3 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
To update your MX records:

1.Login to your Yola account
2.Click on "Domains" and then click on "Show advanced domain settings" and then "Set up email for your domain".
3. To access the MX Record, click on "Change your DNS settings".
4. To add an MX Record, click on "Add DNS Record".
5. Make sure that "MX" is selected.
6.Also, Make sure that you enter them exactly as they appear in the activation email, including the trailing dot at the end of each line. In general, your MX records include the following details:

[yourdomain].s[your system number]a1.psmtp.com.

7.Click on "Update" so that the setting is saved on your domain.

After changing your MX record, You can view the updated information on http://www.whoisxy.com/dns-query.aspx