DNS records are vital for controlling the traffic for your domain name. Each request is processed depending on the configuration of the DNS records, in the name servers that the domain is pointed to. If you want to control how email is handled for your domain, you can create a Mail Exchanger Record (MX Record). In this guide you will learn how to use the cPanel Zone Editor to add an MX Record for your domain.

Before You Begin

Add an MX Record

cPanel provides the ability to maintain your DNS records via the Zone Editor. The following instructions explain how to create an MX record.

  1. cPanel login screen, username and password fields and Login button highlighted.

    Log into cPanel.

  2. cPanel search bar with 'zone' entered and highlighted.

    Type "zone" into the cPanel search bar.

  3. cPanel Domains section, Zone Editor icon highlighted.

    Click on the Zone Editor icon.

  4. cPanel Zone Editor MX Record link highlighted.

    Next to the domain you want to add an MX record for, click on the MX Record link.

  5. Zone Editor pop-up box Priority field highlighted.

    A pop-up box will display for you to enter the details of the MX Record you want to create. Enter a number into the Priority field.

  6. Zone Editor pop-up box Destination field highlighted.

    Enter the domain name you would like to assign to the MX Record you are creating into the Destination field.

  7. Zone Editor pop-up box Add an MX Record button highlighted.

    Click the Add an MX Record button.

    Once the record is added, a successful message will temporarily appear in the upper-right, as the example below indicates:

    Zone Editor successful Add MX Record message.

Congratulations! Now you know how to create an MX record for your domain, using the Zone Editor for cPanel.

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