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How to Add an MX records in Godaddy
How to Add an MX records in Godaddy
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Written by Naitik Chavda
Updated over a week ago

MX records (or Mail eXchanger record) tell email services connected to your domain, such as Microsoft 365, where and how to deliver emails. If your domain is using GoDaddy nameservers and it's connected to one of our email services, we'll automatically add the required MX records for you.

๐Ÿ’กNote: Adding, editing, and deleting MX records may interrupt any email services currently connected to your domain. Be cautious and verify your settings before changing MX records.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)

  2. Select an individual domain to access the Domain Settings page.
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    select a single domain
  3. Select DNS to view your DNS records.
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    select dns tab
  4. Select Add New Record and then select MX from the Type menu.

  5. Enter the details for your new MX record.
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    • Name: The hostname or prefix of the record, without the domain name. Enter @ to put the record on your root domain, or enter a prefix such as mail to deliver mail to an email address like [email protected].

    • Priority: The priority determines which record to contact first when multiple MX records exist on the domain. A lower number means more preferred, and the record with the lowest priority will be used first.

    • Value: The domain of the mail server, such as smtp.secureserver.net.

    • TTL (Time to Live): The amount of time the server should cache information before refreshing. The default setting is 1 hour.

  6. (Optional) Select Add More Records to add multiple DNS records at the same time. If you change your mind, select ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ Delete to remove any records that haven't been saved yet.

  7. Select Save to add your new record. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.
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    • If your domain has Domain Protection, you must verify your identity. If you've had 2-step verification (2SV) turned on for at least 24 hours, enter the code sent via SMS or from your authenticator app. Otherwise, enter the one-time password we sent to your registrant email address.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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