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How to add a MX Record in cPanel using DNS Zone Editor?

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A mail exchanger record (MX record) is a type of resource record in the Domain Name System that specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages. You can add a “MX Record” using the cPanel”s Zone Editor option.

1. Log into your cPanel account. (eg: www.example.com/cPanel )
2. In the “Domains” section, click on the “Zone Editor” Icon.

Under “Domains“, you can see many options below the “Actions” text.

3. Click on the “MX Record” and a small window will open. Enter the required details in it.

Priority: The MX record you use for mail routing should have the lowest preference number, typically 0. You can use 0 for your mail routing record, and 10 for the record validating that you own your domain.

Destination:  Enter the domain name of your Mail Exchange. If you use an external mail server, enter the domain name of the external mail server. Alternatively, if you use a local mail server, enter your local domain.

Now click the “Add a MX Record” button.

If the record is added successfully, you will see a success message. The DNS propagation can take up to 24 hours.

Note: It may take anywhere from 12 to 24 hours for the changes to take effect worldwide.

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