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How do I setup my email to point to a third-party provider such as Office 365 or Google Apps?
Posted Monday July 10th 2017 / Category DNS

There are two possibilities for pointing your email to third-party providers.

If you only hold your domain registration with us

If you have registered only your domain name with us, then you will configure your email to point to your email provider via your VIPControl.

  1. Login to your VIPControl account.
  2. Click Manage my Domains on your VIPControl dashboard
  3. Select the domain name you’re using.
  4. In the drop down options click Manage DNS.
  5. Select the Free DNS Hosting option.
  6. Then click Add Record and set the record(s) up as per your email providers instruction. If using Google Apps then you can just click “Add Google Apps MX” button
  7. Repeat Step 6 as required for each record.

If you’re unsure of the records your email provider requires, please login to their control panel or contact their support team. Please be aware that by changing your domains configuration, it’s existing configuration may cease to function once you initiate the changes.

Please note: Changes to DNS configuration, such as to configure your email setup, may take up to 24 hours to take effect due to DNS propagation.

If you have your hosting with us

If you have your domain name pointed at a cPanel hosting service with us, you will be able to point your email to your email provider through cPanel. To do this please follow these steps:

  1. Login to your cPanel service.
  2. Click the Zone Editor icon.
  3. Add the records as per your email providers instruction.

If you’re unsure of the records your email provider requires, please login to their control panel or contact their support team. Please be aware that by changing your domains configuration, it’s existing configuration may cease to function once you initiate the changes.

Please note: Changes to DNS configuration, such as to configure your email setup, may take up to 24 hours to take effect due to DNS propagation.

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