How to Add an MX Record in cPanel Using DNS Zone Editor

How to Add an MX Record in cPanel Using DNS Zone Editor

A mail exchanger record (mx record) is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System that specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages. You can add a “MX” Record using the cPanel’s Zone Editor option.

  1. Login to your cPanel account. (eg: https://brienne.zebrahost.net/cpanel)

  2. In the Domains section, click on the Zone Editor icon.

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  3. Under “Domains”, you can see many options below the “Actions” text.

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  4. Click on the MX Record and a small window will open. Enter hte required details in it.

    • Priority: The MX record you use for mail routing should have the lowest preference number, typically 0. You can use 0 for your mail routing record, and 10 for the record validating that you own your domain.

    • Destination: Enter the domain name of your mail exchange. If you use an external mail server, enter the domain name of the external mail server. Alternatively, if you use a local mail server, enter your local domain.

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  5. Now click the Add an MX Record button.

If the record is added successfully, you will see a “success” message.

It may take anywhere from 12 to 24 hours for the changes to take effect worldwide