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Google Business Mail DNS Record Setup

Note 1: Before starting: Setting up your Google email requires making DNS changes. These normally take between 1.5-4 hours to take effect however at the latest they can take up to 24 hours.

Note 2: You may already be past the first few steps. Feel free to scroll down to the sections relating to updating your TXT record or MX records.

When setting up your Google email, you will be asked how you want to verify your domain. First, go http://ozdns.com.au and check your domain's Nameservers. Make sure they start with ns1.digitalpacific.com.au or ns1.auserver.com.au. If they don't then these instructions may not be relevant to you and you will need to speak with your domain registrar to find out who hosts your domain.

Step 1 - When you see the below screen, click (1) choose a different method then select (2)add a domain host record (TXT or CNAME).

After you get the below screen, login to cPanel in a separate window (keep the Google setup window open), go back to the Google window and click on I have successfully logged in.

Step 2 - In cPanel click on the Zone Editor icon

Back to the Google window, you will see instructions to add a TXT record

In the cPanel Zone Editor, click on Manage


Click Add Record then Add TXT Record


Add the TXT Data in and click Add Record. Note that the records can take between 15min and 4hrs to become live.


In the Google window, click I saved the TXT verification record.

In this window, click I have opened the control panel for my domain.

You will now see this screen

Go back to the cPanel page and click MX then Delete the current records


Once that's done, click Domains,

Now go back to the Google window and click I have deleted existing MX records. You will now see this screen.

Go back into cPanel and add all the records, one at a time. You only need to worry about the Priority and Value | Destination



Values for G Suite MX records
Name/Host/AliasTime to Live (TTL*)Record TypePriorityValue/Answer/Destination
@ or leave blank3600MX1ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX5ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX5ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX10ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
@ or leave blank3600MX10ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

Once complete the records should look like this in the Manage section (the order doesn't matter as long as all records are there)


Go back to the Google window and click I created the new MX records. You will see this screen.

Now click I saved the MX records and in the following screen click VERIFY THE DOMAIN AND SETUP EMAIL.

You will see this screen.

This screen just checks periodically if the MX records have propagated. You can also us http://ozdns.com.au and scroll down the MX record section to confirm if this has been complete.

The last step is to add Google's SPF record. Go into the main cPanel screen and click on the Authentication icon.


Under Include List, click Add, add _spf.google.com and click OK


Then just click update