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Where do I change the MX records for my domain?

If your domain is hosted with us or pointed to us, you can change
your mail exchange records (MX records). Changing MX records allows you
to change the server that receives email messages for a particular
domain. Choose the option that matches the way your domain is set up
with Homestead.

Option 1: Your domain is hosted with Homestead.

Option 2: Your domain is pointed to us by changes to the nameservers.

Important: If your domain is pointed
to us by changing the A and CNAME records, you need to log in to your
account with your domain provider to make these changes.

Option 1: Domain hosted by Homestead
Before you make any changes, review these important notes:

  • When making MX record changes, any email messages or email addresses associated with your domain will be lost.
  • Because the mailboxes for your domain name
    will be hosted by another registrar, we will no longer be able to
    troubleshoot any problems you might have with the mailboxes for the
    domain name.
  • We aren't responsible for any email outages
    caused by the requested change. Changes to your MX record entries must
    be undertaken at your own risk.

  1. Click Domains on the left.





  1. Scroll down to find the domain name that you want to make changes to and click the Advanced DNS settings link.





Note: If you have changed your
nameservers to that of another web host, you must change them back to
our nameservers in order to update the MX records in your website
account. 

  1. Click Edit.
  2. Make the changes to your MX records. You can also add a new MX record by clicking the Add a New MX Record link, or delete an existing MX record by checking the appropriate delete checkbox on the right.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Review the changes and click Submit again.

Changes to your DNS settings take up to 48 hours to take effect.

Option 2: Domain pointed to Homestead by changing nameservers
Before you make any changes, review these important notes:

  • Changing your zone file records doesn't close your website account.
  • If you close your website account and you
    haven't transferred your domain name to a new registrar, your domain
    name won't be automatically renewed.
  • Your domain name might not resolve to the
    website hosted on our servers any longer. Therefore, we recommend that
    you change your nameservers only if you're ready for your domain name to
    be resolving to another site.
  • Because the domain name or email address might
    be hosted by another registrar, we will no longer be able to
    troubleshoot any problems you might have with the services.
  • We aren't responsible for domain or email
    outages caused by the requested change. Changes to zone file record
    entries must be undertaken at your own risk.

  1. Click Domains on the left.






  1. Scroll down to find the domain name that you want to make changes to and click the Advanced DNS settings link.





  1. Click Edit.
  2. Make the changes to your MX records. You can also add a new MX record by clicking the Add a New MX Record link, or delete an existing MX record by checking the appropriate delete checkbox on the right.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Review the changes and click Submit.

Changes to your DNS settings take up to 48 hours to take effect.

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