Configuring Your MX Records for Gmail email

What is MX Records?

From Wikipedia, a mail exchanger record (MX record) is a “type of resource record in the Domain Name System that specifies a mail server responsible for accepting email messages on behalf of a recipient’s domain, and a preference value used to prioritize mail delivery if multiple mail servers are available”.

Why do you need to configure your MX Records for Google Apps?

You’ll need to set this if you want to use Google Apps for Work – Gmail for your organisation. By adding the MX records it’ll allow the systems to direct and associate your mail to your specific domain.

How to configure your MX Records for Google Apps?

To do this, you’ll need to log into your DNS settings of your domain name registrar. This is normally who you brought your domain name originally from. 


Here’s the MX records from Google. 

Enter the following MX records.

You may not be able to enter the priority value exactly as it appears in the table below — if you can, make sure each record follows the indicated order. If you aren’t able to assign priorities, you should only enter aspmx.l.google.com.. Set any TTL values to 1 Hour (value=3600).

Priority Mail Server
1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
 

Google Apps MX record values

Here are the values to use in your domain’s DNS settings to configure MX records for Google Apps. Each record points to a Google mail server. Note important details below about setting mail server Priorities.

You enter these values at your domain host, not in your Google Admin console.

Note: Some domain hosts use different labels for the name and value fields, and some hosts also require a trailing period at the end of the server name.

For example: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.

Make sure you follow the specific instructions for your domain host when entering these record values.

Note: Some domain hosts use different labels for the name and value fields, and some hosts also require a trailing period at the end of the server name.

For example: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
Make sure you follow the specific instructions for your domain host when entering these record values.
Name/Host/Alias Time to Live (TTL*) Record Type Priority Value/Answer/Destination
Blank or @ 3600 MX 1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
Blank or @ 3600 MX 10 ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM


* The TTL is the number of seconds before subsequent changes to the MX record go into effect. Once the MX records are configured correctly, we recommend changing the TTL value from 3600 to 86400, which tells servers across the Internet to check every 24 hours for updates to the MX record instead of every hour. Learn more

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Redirecting your root domain to HubSpot

HubSpot’s COS is able to load pages and files at high-speed and protect your site against malicious attacks (like DDOS), but the technology that enables this will only work with the WWW version of your domain.
You can redirect your root domain to the WWW version, so that visitors will always be able to get to your website, regardless of thow they type your domain.
Follow these two steps with your DNS provider.
Navigate to your DNS provider.
Go to your DNS provider’s website, log in to your account, and navigate to the DNS manager. Common DNS providers include GoDaddy, Network Solutions, and eNom
Update your IP record.
Use at least one of the three provided IP addresses below. (These may vary for you)
54.174.62.34
54.174.62.37
54.174.62.43

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What happens when I disable ads on my kindle?

Wondered what happens when you decide to disable the ads on your Kindle?

Well, once you disable the ads, it displays a bunch of traditional Kindle screensaver backgrounds such as pens and random designs (sample photos at the bottom of this post).
It cost me $22.80 USD (20 + 2.80 taxes) to unsubscribe from the special offers — which is around the price difference with the Kindle models that come ad-free out of the box.

Free ways to remove it for a bit can be to put your Kindle device on “Airplane mode” for a couple of weeks and it will go away. You need to connect it to wifi at some point to add any new books, so just keep in mind, as this is not a long term fix.
Unsubscribe from Special Offers
You can unsubscribe from Special Offers on your Fire or Kindle device if you do not want to receive Sponsored Screensavers and Special Offers.
Amazon is able to offer Kindle and Fire tablet models at a subsidized price by delivering Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers. If you originally purchased a Special Offers device you will be charged a one-time payment to unsubscribe from this service.
To unsubscribe from Special Offers:

  1. Go to Manage Your Content and Devices.
  2. Select the Your Devices tab.
  3. Click your device to display more information.
  4. Next to Special Offers, click Edit, and then follow the instructions to unsubscribe from Special Offers. You’ll see the amount of the one-time payment before you confirm.
  5. Your 1-Click payment method will be charged when you unsubscribe from Special Offers and you’ll receive an e-mail notification. 

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