MX record is short for mail exchange record, an entry in a domain name database that identifies the mail server that is responsible for handling e-mails for that domain name. In other words, if you change the MX records at domain1.com to domain2.com, all email sent to domain1.com will now go to domain2.com.
An MX record is used by a mail server to route incoming email. Changing your MX record is usually done to redirect email to a remote server.
- Log into your cPanel, navigate to Domains section > Zone Editor menu:
- Click on the MX Entry icon for the domain you want to change the MX record.
- Give the MX entry a priority between 0 and 10. The priority dictates in what order connecting to mail server locations should be attempted. The lower the number, the higher the priority.
Note: Entering a priority that is already being used will replace the pre-existing MX entry.
- Enter the fully qualified domain name of the remote mail server.
- Click on the Change button to complete the process.
NOTE: If you change your MX record to something other than the current server, we will no longer be responsible for your mail.