Manage cPanel Mail Exchanger (MX) records

Manage Mail Exchanger (MX) records in cPanel

cPanel manages your e-mail using its own mail server. However, you can modify Mail Exchanger (MX) DNS entries to route your web site’s e-mail to other mail servers if necessary.

  • If you change your MX entry settings, cPanel no longer handles your e-mail settings. Only advanced users who fully understand the effects of changing MX entries should do so.
  • In addition to MX entries, you may also need to configure e-mail routing in cPanel


To add an MX entry in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel
  2. In the DOMAINS section of the cPanel home screen, click Zone Editor:
  3. Locate the domain for which you want to add an MX record, and then click MX Record
  4. In the Add an MX Record dialog box, in the Priority text box, type a priority 
         Lower numbers represent higher priorities. Zero (0) is the highest priority
  5. In the Destination text box, type the fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) of the mail server.
  6. Click Add an MX Record. cPanel adds the MX record.