MX (Mail Exchange) records are the type of DNS ledger which is needed to deliver mail coming to and fro the domain address of your website. With this record, you will receive an email from any custom address and the server knows where to route it precisely. For example, if you are using Google Workspace to create a professional mail address with your website domain name (such as [email protected]) in that case you need to route all the mails through the Gmail server. Apart from Google Workspace, you can use any email service but you need to set the right MX records to direct the mail to your mail server. So let us see how to change MX records for your WordPress site.

This is the MX record value for Google Workspace

Change MX Records on WordPress

To know the MX Value of your host site, visit https://mxtoolbox.com and enter the site name and click on MX lookup to get all the needed MX value for the record

Change MX Records on Various WordPress Web Hosting

Here are some of the popular WordPress web hosting sites and procedures for how to change MX records in it.

  • Change MX Records Using GoDaddy
  • Change MX Records Using Bluehost
  • Change MX Records Using HostGator
  • Change MX Records Using Domain.com
  • Change MX Records Using SiteGround
  • Change MX Records Using Namecheap

Change MX Records Using GoDaddy

[1] Open the GoDaddy website and login with your account.

[2] Go to the Domain Manager of your site and click on the DNS drop menu from the menu bar.

[3] Choose Manage Zone from the menu.

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[4] If you have the domain record available, click on the Edit icon next to it or just Click on Add at the bottom to add a new MX record.

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[5] Select the Type as MX and the host as @.

[6] Also, enter the Point to and Priority provided by the host and click on Save to save the record.

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[7] Now you can see the message ‘successfully changed’ or ‘added your MX Record using GoDaddy’.

Change MX Records Using Bluehost

[1] Go to the Bluehost website and login with your account.

[2] From the Bluehost dashboard, choose Domain from the left panel.

[3] You can see the list of domains you have under Bluehost.

[4] Click on the Manage Drop menu for the one you wish to change MX records.

[5] Choose DNS from the drop down.

Change MX Records on WordPress

[6] On the DNS page, scroll down to MX (Mail Exchanger) section.

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[7] Edit the Existing one by clicking the Kebab icon and choose Edit or click on Add record to add a new MX record.

Change MX Records on WordPress

[8] Enter the Priority, host, points to, and TTL provided by the host.

[9] Click on Save to add the MX record to your list.

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Change MX Records Using HostGator

[1] Visit the HostGator website and login with your account.

[2] From your Domain dashboard, choose Hosting from the left panel.

HostGator cPanel

[3] Under the list of the domains, choose the one you wish to change the MX record.

[4] Click on cPanel below that domain highlighted in yellow.

[5] On the cPanel, choose Email from the left panel.

[6] Under the Email section, select MX entry.

MX entry Hostgator

[7] Here you can edit the existing MX record by clicking on Edit next to the record or just click on Add New Record.

[8] Enter the Priority and destination in the field provided by the host.

[9] Click on the Edit button to save those changes.

Edit MX Record

[10] Now you have successfully changed the MX records.

Change MX Records Using Domain.com

[1] Go to Domain.com official site and log in with your account.

[2] From the Domain.com dashboard, choose DNS & Nameservers from the left panel.

DNS & Nameservers

[3] Make sure you have selected the domain for which you need to change the MX record from the breadcrumb navigation. If not then click on the Domain name and choose the correct one.

Change MX Records on WordPress

[4] Scroll the list of DNS until you find the MX type record.

[5] Edit it by clicking on the kebab icon next to the MX record and choose edit or just click on Add DNS record on the top.

Change MX Records on WordPress

[6] Enter the name, type, content, TTL, and priority provided by the host.

[7] Click on Update DNS or Add DNS to change/Add the MX record.

Change MX Records on WordPress

Change MX Records Using SiteGround

[1] Visit Siteground’s official website and login with your account.

[2] From the dashboard, click on the WEBSITES section from the top.

[3] Here you can see the detailed list of websites available under the domain.

[4] Navigate to the one you wish to change the MX record and click on the cPanel button.

SiteGround cPanel

[5] On cPanel, go to the Mail section and choose Advanced MX editor.

Advanced MX editor

[6] In the MX entry maintenance tab, choose the Domain from the dropbox.

Change MX Records on WordPress

[7] Then select the Remote Mail Exchanger option.

[8] Now enter the priority and the destination provided by the host.

[9] Click on Add New record and your MX record will be added successfully.

Change MX Records Using Namecheap

[1] Visit Namecheap’s official website and login with your account.

[2] From the Dashboard, choose the Domain List from the left panel.

[3] Choose the Domain you wish to change the MX record.

[4] Click on Advanced DNS below the domain name.

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[5] Under Advanced DNS, scroll down to the Mail Settings section.

[6] Choose Custom MX from the drop menu next to the Mail Settings.

Change MX Records on WordPress

[7] Enter the Host, mail server, priority, and TTL provided by the host.

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[8] Click on Save All Changes to change the MX record.

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Note: You can also add a new MX record by clicking on the Add New Record highlighted in red below the mail settings.

Change MX Records on WordPress

Conclusion

These are some of the possible ways to add/change MX records on your WordPress host. Once these steps are done make sure to follow the procedure for setting up your email or SMTP account. Hope this article helps you change the MX record and receive the mail. If you have any queries, make sure to let us know in the comments section below. For more WordPress insights and guides, explore the blog.

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