In this tutorial we will cover the steps needed to set up your domain(s) to work with Google's MX records so that your emails are handled by Google.

In order to modify a domain's DNS settings, you need to have at least one domain assigned to your container. More information on how to point a domain to your container can be found in our tutorial here:

How to point domains to your containers

After you have pointed your domain to your container, you can manage the domain's DNS settings from Main Menu -> Domains & DNS -> Manage DNS button:

To set up the Google's SMTP Server you need to remove the existing MX records for your domain and add the following settings:

MX priority                  MX record                         MX hostname
1                       ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM               Blank or @
5                       ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM     Blank or @
5                       ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM     Blank or @
10                     ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM       Blank or @
10                    ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM        Blank or @

The MX Priority column shows the relative priorities of the Google mail servers. Mail is delivered to the server with the highest priority first. If for some reason that server isn't available, mail is delivered to the server with the next highest priority, and so on through all your servers.

The above instructions are in full compliance with the official Google Apps instructions. The DNS changes will require a few hours (up to 48) to propagate and take effect globally. After that your mail will be handled by Google.