The DirectAdmin interface will assist you in configuring external mail services like Google Suite, Microsoft 365 and Zoho Mail. It has templates for these three services.
To change the local MX records to Google/Microsoft/Zoho:
1. Connect to your DirectAdmin installation
2. Look for E-mail Manager >> MX Records
3. Choose the pre-defined MX template – Google Suite, Microsoft 365 or Zoho Mail – and click the SAVE button. The new MX settings are not applied and you can use the external mail service.
For example, for the Google Suite, the MX records will look like:
Name TTL Type Value demo.plothost.com. 3600 MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. demo.plothost.com. 3600 MX 10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. demo.plothost.com. 3600 MX 10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. demo.plothost.com. 3600 MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. demo.plothost.com. 3600 MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Of course you are able to add custom MX records. Just click the ADD RECORD button. Enter the name of the record, TTL and Value.
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