How to Edit MX Records in cPanel ?
Editing domain’s MX records in cPanel.
What is MX Records ?
A mail exchanger record indicates the mail
server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a domain name. It
is a resource record in the Domain Name System. We can configure several MX
records, typically pointing to an array of mail servers for load balancing and
How to Edit MX Records in cPanel
mail servers, you will find yourself editing MX records. Each time you send a
message, these MX records help an email server figure out how to get your
message where it needs to go. Once the message is ready to leave the server, it
looks up the DNS record for the domain where your intended receiver checks
their mail. By the end of this guide, you will be able to edit your domain’s MX
records in cPanel.
starting, you’ll want to make sure that the server you are editing the MX
records with is the “name server.” The name server is the server responsible
for letting browsers (and e-mail servers) know where your domain “lives” on the
internet by providing the list of DNS records associated with the domain. DNS
records provide information about domains to computers that need to interact
with them to provide you with services.
For editing you need to login your cPanel account.
Editing cPanel MX Records
logged into cPanel for the domain you wish to set the MX record for, find
the “Domains” section and click “Zone Editor.”
at the “Type” column and find the entries with “MX” under that section.
“Edit” next to the first MX entry.
the “Record” section, set the priority to match the number given in the MX
entry you wish to add, then place the server name at the right side of
your entry in the “Destination” blank.
- If you have a second (or third,
etc.) MX record line to add, click the arrow next to the “Add Record”
button, and select “Add MX Record.” then repeat step 5.
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