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Add an MX entry to cPanel

This tutorial will show you how to add an MX entry to cPanel

1) Click the MX entry icon


Setting a custom MX entry is useful if you want your email handled by another server, or if you want to setup a backup email server.

2) Enter a priority number for the new MX record: the lower priority numbers will be tried first, followed by higher numbers


3) Then enter the new MX entry. Click Add New Record


That’s it! The new MX record has been added.


So in this case, the default mail.mybiz123.net mail server will be tried first because it has a priority of 0 followed by the new mail server mx1.myexchange.com, because it’s priority number is set to 1. You can return to this page at any time to make changes to your MX entries and their priorities…


4) … or to delete existing MX entries, which we’ll do now.


That’s it! We’ve just deleted the MX entry we entered earlier.


This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup custom MX entries in cPanel