NOTE: This guide refers to the Advanced Zone Editor tool in cPanel. This tool is being phased out soon. We're working on updating our guides to use the Zone Editor. Until then, please click here for a guide to using the Zone Editor tool.
This demo assumes you've already logged in to cPanel
Now let's learn how to setup MX entries
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
4) Click Add New Record
That's it! The new MX record has been added.
So in this case, the default demo1234.com 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...
... 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