MX Record

Option 1: Change the MX Record to point to your server hostname

If you have your domain name pointed elsewhere, but you wish to have your mail handled by your web hosting provider (e.g. SiteGround.com), you can easily achieve this by pointing your domain's MX (Mail eXchange) record to your host.

To point your mail service to us, you should change your MX record of your domain to point to your server's hostname. For example, if your account is hosted on sitegroundXXX.com, then you should change your MX record to: sitegroundXXX.com.

Select the domain name for which you want to alter the MX record from the drop down menu.

Now, the default MX records configuration will be loaded.

Important!The SpamExperts service is available only on our Shared hosting solutions. If you're hosted on our Cloud VPS or Dedicated servers, that option is not available for you by default.

Currently the SiteGround clients benefit from the SpamExperts spam protection solution and the default MX records resolve to the corresponding servers cluster.

If changed, the default configuration can be restored by clicking on the Revert Default button.

Another option is to disable the SpamExperts setup and use the standard domain as an MX record. Click on the Disable SE button to complete the task.

Clicking on the Set Google MX button automatically configures the required MX records for Google.

Mind that after the MX record is set, you need to wait up to 48 hours for the DNS change to propagate.

Please, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or recommendations about this tutorial at: tutorials 'at' siteground.com