How to add/edit and delete MX records in cPanel?

An MX (mail exchanger) entry tells a client which server receives mail sent to a domain name.

  • Log into your cPanel account.
  • In the Mail section, click on the MX Entry icon.
  • Select a domain from the drop down menu.
  • In the Add New Record section, set the priority for the new MX entry, keeping in mind that 0 is the highest priority.
  • In the Destination text box, type the hostname of the new mail exchanger. This must be a fully qualified domain name, you can not specify an IP address here.
  • Click Add New Record to save your changes

To delete an MX entry:

  • Click Delete next to the appropriate MX entry.
  • Confirm that the entry should be deleted by clicking Delete again.

Please note: You will need to delete the existing MX record before adding your new MX record.

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