How to activate G Suite (Google Apps) for Mail

The mail service from Google allows you to send emails using your unique domain name.

NOTE: Before proceeding with DNS configuration, make sure your domain has passed ownership validation.

If you have Stellar, Stellar Plus or Stellar Business plan (or old Value, Professional, Ultimate, Business SSD plan), you can use a special menu called Google Apps. With it, you can configure G Suite mail service just in a few clicks. If you have a Reseller, VPS or Dedicated plan, you can set the MX records manually by following these instructions.

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1. Log into your cPanel.
2. Navigate to the Exclusive for Namecheap Customers section > Google Apps:



3. Go for Mail option:



4. Select the domain in question from the drop-down menu and click on Configure:



5. It might take a few moments for the settings to configure. Once done, you will receive the corresponding message:



6. You can now go back to cPanel > Mail section > MX Entry menu to double-check the setup:





Wait 20-30 minutes for the new records to propagate and then test your mail service.

7. In order to customize your mail login URL, sign into Google Admin Console and click on Apps:



8. Hit Google Apps to see the full list:



9. Once there, click on Gmail:



10. Now go to the User Settings menu:



11. Hit Change URL:



12. Switch to the custom option and specify the desired subdomain. Click on Save once done:



From now on, you will be able to access your email accounts following https://webmail.domain.com link.

13. Note, that Google Apps menu in cPanel configures DNS records for webmail subdomain only.

If you wish to use another subdomain for mail access, make sure that you create the corresponding subdomain in Advanced Zone Editor menu in cPanel and add a CNAME record with the following value – ghs.google.com:





How to set GSuite MX records manually



1. Log in to your cPanel account > MX Entry menu:



2. In case you have a couple of domains/subdomains, choose your domain from the drop-down list:



3. Delete the existing MX records by clicking Remove and then Delete next to the record:



4. Add the following five GSuite MX records using the Add New Record section:
Priority   Value
1      ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5      ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5      ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10    ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10    ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM



5. Make sure that Email Routing is set to Remote:





for cPanel x3 theme:

1. Log into your cPanel.
2. Navigate to the Exclusive for Namecheap Customers menu > Google Apps:



3. Go for the Mail option:



4. Select the domain in question from the drop-down menu and click on Configure:



5. It might take a few moments for the settings to configure. Once done, you will receive the corresponding message:



6. You can now go back to cPanel > Mail section > MX Entry menu to double-check the setup:



Wait 20-30 minutes for the new records to propagate and then test your mail service.

7. In order to customize your mail login URL, sing into Google Admin Console and click on Apps:



8. Hit Google Apps to see the full list:



9. Once there, click on Gmail:



10. Now go to the User Settings menu:



11. Hit Change URL:



12. Switch to the custom option and specify the desired subdomain. Click on Save once done:



From now on, you will be able to access your email accounts following https://webmail.domain.com link.

NOTE: The Google Apps menu in cPanel configures DNS records for webmail.subdomain only. If you wish to use another subdomain for mail access, make sure that you create the corresponding subdomain in the Advanced DNS Zone Editor menu in cPanel and add a CNAME record with the following value: ghs.google.com




That's it!

              
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