Hosting mailboxes with Google

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URL: https://support.quadrahosting.com/index.php?_m=knowledgebase&_a=viewarticle&kbarticleid=194
Article ID: 194
Created On: 10 Dec 2012 12:32 AM

Answer To host your mailboxes with Google, you need to update your MX Records to point to their Mail Servers. To do this follow these steps:

  1. Log into the Domains section of your hosting account and click on the Domain in question.
  2. Turn OFF the Mail Service for this Domain. Be aware that turning off the mail service will delete all mailboxes, and emails, hosted with Quadra.
  3. In the Domains section, click on the option to edit your DNS.
  4. Click on "Add DNS MX Record".
  5. Leave the "NAME" field blank/empty. Enter the priority and the DATA (Mail Server Address).

The Details you need to use are as followed:

Priority Mail Server
1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM
10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM

There needs to be an MX Record for EACH of the Mail Servers above.

There is some more information on this task here:

http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=33915

If you need assistance setting up the MX Records, please contact Quadra Support.