How To Add an MX Entry in cPanel

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  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--01
  2. Now let’s learn how to add an MX entry.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--02
  3. Click the MX Entry icon.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--03
  4. Setting a custom MX entry is useful if you want your email handled by another server, or if you want to setup a backup email server.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--04
  5. Enter a priority number for the new MX record: the lower priority numbers will be tried first, followed by higher numbers.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--05
  6. Then enter the new MX entry.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--06
  7. Click “Add New Record”.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--07
  8. That’s it! The new MX record has been added.cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--08
  9. So in this case, the default mail server will be tried first because it has a priority of 0 …cpanel-paperlantern-8-mxentry--09
  10. … followed by the new email server, because its priority number is 1.
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