However, you can use Google Apps Mail Servers to except delivery of & manage your domains email accounts.
The reason i wrote this post is because WPEngine doesn’t host email as they focus purely on WordPress speed and security.
So i had to find a way to keep using my domains email and i hear Google is the best for email.
Setup of Your Domains Email Delivery Using Google Apps Mail Servers
To enable your domains email to be delivered using Google Apps Mail Servers, you need to create and add new Mail Exchange (MX) records in your web hosts cPanel.
Once you add the MX records to point to Google Apps Mail Servers, your domains emails will be routed to your Google account.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to:
- Create and Add New MX Records
- Add New CNAME Records Using the Advanced DNS Zone Editor
Creating & Adding New Mail MX Records
Login to your web hosting accounts cPanel.
Navigate to the Mail section and click the MX Entry icon
MX Entry Maintenance
In the MX Entry Maintenance screen, scroll down to the Domain section and select your domain from the drop down box
In the email routing section, select Automatically Detect Configuration
Add New Record
In this section, you’ll need to add new MX records for Google’s Servers
Each MX Record has a priority number and Destination address for Google’s mail servers
Google Apps Mail Server Settings
*You’ll find different domain managers and web hosts offer different methods for setting MX record priority. However, the first record in this table must be the number one priority.
You may only need to add the first 2 records however, you can add all 5 if you wish.
Here’s the MX records for Google Apps after they have been added in cPanel.
Adding New CNAME Records To Your Domain
The second step for configuring your email delivery to your Google Apps account is to add new CNAME records using the Advanced DNS Zone Editor.
Adding a new cname record won’t disrupt your existing email service or your web hosting.
Advanced DNS Zone Editor
In cPanel, scroll down to the Domains section and click the Advanced DNS Zone Editor icon
Select a Domain
In the Advanced DNS Zone Editor screen, select your domain from the dropdown box
Add a New CNAME record
In the Add a Record section, enter the settings as shown in the below screenshot.
Zone File Records
You’ll now see the new entry for Google Apps mailservers in the zone file records.
If you have made it this far, congrats as you have successfully configured your domain to deliver your email to Google Apps mail servers.
You’ll also need to signup for a Google Apps account and follow the setup instructions to completion which generally can take an hour or so.
Why Would You Use Google Apps for E-Mail?
Are you using Google Apps for your domains email?