How To Update MX Records

Jun 15, 2020

To update an MX record, log in to your cPanel control panel. Click here for instructions on how to get to cPanel.

DNS Zone Editor

Once you’re in the cPanel control panel, click on the Zone Editor under the Domains section:

Next, click the Manage button for the domain you’d like to configure.

Adding Records

Locate the MX record in the list, and click the Edit button:

Fill in the following fields:

Name – full domain or subdomain (including a period at the end)

TTL – leave as is

Type – leave as is (MX)

Priority – usually 0 (highest priority)

Record – input or paste the MX record

Here’s our example:

Filtering Records

Once completed, click the Save Record button to save.

Using built-in filters, we can filter our MX records:

Verifying Records

To verify that our new record has been updated in the DNS zone.

Please note that it can take up to 24 hours for the DNS changes to propagate globally, in simpler terms, it can take up to 24 hours for you to see these changes on the internet.