How to activate Google Workspace 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 to order a Google Workspace subscription and pass ownership validation for your domain.

You can set Google Workspace MX records manually following the next steps:



1. Log in to your cPanel account >> Zone Editor menu:




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



3. Switch to the MX tab and delete the existing MX records by clicking Delete next to the record:



4. Add the following five Google MX records using the +Add Record button:

PriorityValue
1ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
5ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
10ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM




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



Make sure the required domain or subdomain is selected and set Email Routing to Remote Mail Exchanger >> click Change:



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


In order to customize your mail login URL, follow the steps below.

1. Sign into Google Admin Console and select Account settings:



2. Scroll down to the Custom URLs option:




3. Locate Gmail section, switch to the custom option, specify the desired subdomain and hit Save to confirm the change:



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

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





That's it!

              
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