Where do I change the MX records for my domain?

If your domain is hosted with us or pointed to us, you can change your mail exchange records (MX records). Changing MX records allows you to change the server that receives email messages for a particular domain. Choose the option that matches the way your domain is set up with Homestead.

Option 1: Your domain is hosted with Homestead.

Option 2: Your domain is pointed to us by changes to the nameservers.

Important: If your domain is pointed to us by changing the A and CNAME records, you need to log in to your account with your domain provider to make these changes.

Getting Started

Click Websites Manager on the top of the page to go to the right place.

Steps to take

Option 1: Domain hosted by Homestead

Before you make any changes, review these important notes:

  1. Click Domains on the left.

  1. Scroll down to find the domain name that you want to make changes to and click the Advanced DNS settings link.

Note: If you have changed your nameservers to that of another web host, you must change them back to our nameservers in order to update the MX records in your website account. 

  1. Click Edit.
  2. Make the changes to your MX records. You can also add a new MX record by clicking the Add a New MX Record link, or delete an existing MX record by checking the appropriate delete checkbox on the right.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Review the changes and click Submit again.

Changes to your DNS settings take up to 48 hours to take effect.

Option 2: Domain pointed to Homestead by changing nameservers

Before you make any changes, review these important notes:

  1. Click Domains on the left.

  1. Scroll down to find the domain name that you want to make changes to and click the Advanced DNS settings link.

  1. Click Edit.
  2. Make the changes to your MX records. You can also add a new MX record by clicking the Add a New MX Record link, or delete an existing MX record by checking the appropriate delete checkbox on the right.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Review the changes and click Submit.

Changes to your DNS settings take up to 48 hours to take effect.