How To Add an MX Entry in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to add an MX entry.

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  3. Click the MX Entry icon.

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  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.

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  5. Enter a priority number for the new MX record: the lower priority numbers will be tried first, followed by higher numbers.

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  6. Then enter the new MX entry.

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  7. Click "Add New Record".

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  8. That’s it! The new MX record has been added.

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  9. So in this case, the default mybiz1234.com mail server will be tried first because it has a priority of 0 …

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  10. … followed by the new email server mx1.myexchange.com, because its priority number is 1.

 

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