How to Edit MX Records in cPanel ?

Editing domain’s MX records in cPanel.
Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Sharma

Created: 05/26/2020 1:13 PM - Updated: 05/26/2020 1:13 PM

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 redundancy.

How to Edit MX Records in cPanel 

While changing 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.


Before 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

  1. Once logged into cPanel for the domain you wish to set the MX record for, find the “Domains” section and click “Zone Editor.”
  2. Click “Manage.”
  3. Look at the “Type” column and find the entries with “MX” under that section.
  4. Select “Edit” next to the first MX entry.
  5. Under 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.
  6. 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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