Namecheap Private Email DNS records for domains hosted with Namecheap

If your domain is hosted with us (using our hosting nameservers dns1-2.namecheaphosting.com) and you would like to use Namecheap Private Email service, you can set appropriate MX, CNAME, SRV and TXT records in your cPanel in the following way:

for cPanel paper_lantern theme
for cPanel x3 theme



for cPanel paper_lantern theme:

1. Log into cPanel and navigate to Domains section > Zone Editor menu:




3. Click the Manage button next to the domain which DNS zone you would like to edit:



2. Choose MX option and remove all existing MX records:



3. Once done, using +Add Record box add 2 new MX records with 10 priority:

mx1.privateemail.com
mx2.privateemail.com




Verify the changes:



Next, go to Email section in cPanel > Email Routing menu:



If you have several domains or subdomains, choose the needed domain from the drop-down list and set Email Routing to Remote Mail Exchanger > click Change:




4. Now go back to cPanel home page and navigate to the Domains section > Zone Editor menu:



Click the Manage button next to the domain which DNS zone you would like to edit:



5. At this step you will need to update DNS records for your domain.

NOTE: make sure to not edit/remove A record for your domain name, as it may result in your website downtime.



Create the new ones (or edit present ones) with the following syntax:
 

                      mail.yourdomain.com      CNAME   1200  privateemail.com

                              yourdomain.com        TXT        1200  v=spf1 include:spf.privateemail.com ~all
          
            autoconfig.yourdomain.com     CNAME    1200  privateemail.com

         autodiscover.yourdomain.com     CNAME   1200  privateemail.com

_autodiscover._tcp.yourdomain.com    SRV        1200    Priority: 0
                                                                                          Weight: 0
                                                                                          Port: 443  
                                                                                          Target: privateemail.com



Once done, verify the changes:

Allow up to 30 minutes for the records to propagate and check the work of your mail service.



for cPanel x3 theme:

1. Log into cPanel and navigate to Domains section > Zone Editor menu:




3. Click the Manage button next to the domain which DNS zone you would like to edit:



2. Choose MX option and remove all existing MX records:



3. Once done, using +Add Record box add 2 new MX records with 10 priority:

mx1.privateemail.com
mx2.privateemail.com




Verify the changes:



Next, go to Email section in cPanel > Email Routing menu:



If you have several domains or subdomains, choose the needed domain from the drop-down list and set Email Routing to Remote Mail Exchanger > click Change:




4. Now go back to cPanel home page and navigate to the Domains section > Zone Editor menu:



Click the Manage button next to the domain which DNS zone you would like to edit:



5. At this step you will need to update DNS records for your domain.

NOTE: make sure to not edit/remove A record for your domain name, as it may result in your website downtime.



Create the new ones (or edit present ones) with the following syntax:
 

                      mail.yourdomain.com      CNAME   1200  privateemail.com

                              yourdomain.com        TXT        1200  v=spf1 include:spf.privateemail.com ~all
          
            autoconfig.yourdomain.com     CNAME    1200  privateemail.com

         autodiscover.yourdomain.com     CNAME   1200  privateemail.com

_autodiscover._tcp.yourdomain.com    SRV        1200    Priority: 0
                                                                                          Weight: 0
                                                                                          Port: 443  
                                                                                          Target: privateemail.com



Once done, verify the changes:

Allow up to 30 minutes for the records to propagate and check the work of your mail service.



That's it!

              
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