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How to setup MX Record for your Google Workspace on Godaddy

Learn how to accurately set up your MX Record for Google Workspace on GoDaddy with our detailed guide.
Written by
Vikas Jha
Published on
December 8, 2023

Setting up MX Records for your Google Workspace on GoDaddy is a crucial step in ensuring that your emails are properly routed to your Google Workspace mailboxes. This process involves a few specific steps that need to be followed accurately. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you through the process.


When you create a Google Workspace account, one of the first tasks is to set up your email services. This enables all users in your account to start receiving emails. The key to this setup is configuring MX Records, which are essential for directing your emails to the correct servers.

Understanding MX Records

MX Records, or Mail Exchange Records, are DNS (Domain Name System) records that specify which mail servers are responsible for receiving email on behalf of your domain. These records prioritize mail servers, ensuring that if one server is down, another can take over, preventing email bounce-backs.

If you want to know more about MX Record and its importance, please read our artcile Mastering MX Records: Configure, Analyze, and Troubleshoot for Optimal Email Flow | Alore

Step-by-Step Guide

1. Accessing GoDaddy DNS Management

First, log into your GoDaddy account. Navigate to "My Products," find "Domain Names," and click on "DNS." This will bring you to the DNS Management page.

DNS Management in GoDaddy
Accessing GoDaddy DNS Management

2. Locating Google Workspace MX Records

Search for "Google Workspace MX Records" using a search engine. The first non-ad result usually has the information you need. You'll find a list of five MX Records values. Note these down for the next steps.

You will get all the details here : Google Workspace Help

MX Record for Google if you signed up before 2023
MX Record for Google if you Signed up after April 2023

3. Adding MX Records in GoDaddy

In GoDaddy's DNS Management, look for the "ADD" button to add a new MX Record. This is where you will begin entering the Google Workspace MX Record information.

Click "Add" to add Record in Godaddy
Adding MX Records

4. Inputting MX Record Details

Select "MX" as the record type. In the next field, type the "@" symbol. Copy the first Google Workspace email server value and paste it into the relevant field. Set the priority (10, 20, 30, etc.) as per the Google Workspace instructions and save the record.

Add record and save in Godaddy
Input MX Record Details

5. Completing the MX Records Setup

Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add the remaining MX records from Google Workspace, ensuring to maintain the sequence of priority for each. Once all five records are added, your domain's DNS Management page should display a complete list of MX Records.

repeat same process to add all 5 mx records
Save records

Verifying the Setup

Performing an MX Lookup

After adding the MX Records, it’s wise to verify that the setup is correct. Use an MX Lookup tool like "mxtoolbox" to check. Enter your domain, and the results should show your domain’s IP address pointing to Google servers.

Alternatively you can go to MX Lookup Tool - Check your DNS MX Records online - MxToolbox

Go to MX Lookup Tool - Check your DNS MX Records online - MxToolbox
Ensure Correct Value of MX Record

Testing Email Functionality

Finally, send a test email to a user in your Google Workspace account. If the setup is correct, the user should receive the email without issues.

Next Steps

After setting up MX Records, the next step is configuring SPF Records. This is important for ensuring your emails do not end up in recipients' spam folders.


Setting up MX Records for Google Workspace on GoDaddy requires careful attention to detail, but by following these steps, you can ensure a smooth and successful setup. If you encounter any issues or have questions, it's advisable to seek help either through GoDaddy's support or Google Workspace forums.

Remember, accurate DNS configuration is crucial for the seamless operation of your email services. By taking the time to set up your MX Records correctly, you're laying a strong foundation for your organization's communication system.

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