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How to set up MX records for any other mail provider [list]
How to set up MX records for any other mail provider [list]
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Written by Olga
Updated over a week ago

Here is a guide on how you can check your MX records and configure them if they are not set.

Most common issues with MX records

  • they are absent.

  • they route to your old mail provider while you have switched to a new one.

  • they are incorrect or route to two different mail providers.

How to check your MX records

Use any MX lookup online tool, for example:

To double-check and confirm the issue, you can also send an email from any other address to your business email. If you don't receive any emails, this can be a sign of an issue.


It's important to distinguish between terms such as mail provider (service) and hosting provider (service).

Most common hosting providers:

  • Namecheap

  • GoDaddy

  • 1&1 IONOS

  • OVH

  • Cloudflare

  • Google Domains

*Some hosting providers also offer email services.

Most common email providers:

  • Google Workspace

  • Office 365

  • Zoho

  • GoDaddy Mail

  • Namecheap Mail

How to find your correct MX record values:

  • use support article of your mail provider to get this infromation

  • alternatively, contact your mail provider support to get assistance with setting up MX records

Here is the list of most popular MX records guidelines:

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