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gmail mx records for a subdomain using cpanel

Posted on 2009-07-05
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I have a client that needs to test their gmail email services via their cpanel account.  i need it setup with subdomain gmail.subdomain.com.

Currently it's setup like this:

domain.com. 14400 MX 0 domain.com.
gmail  14400 MX 1 aspmx.l.google.com.
gmail  14400 MX 5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.

Do I need to setup a separate gmail cname or A record to get htis to work?  It seems setting up a subdomain for testing gmail is much more difficult than just setting up the domain name for gmail.

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by:jfromanski
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Sorry, it's a bit confusing. If you want to use gmail, then configure e-mail clients for gmail. There is no need to setup domain for gmail, it's here already, in any dns
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by:allwebnow
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they want to eventually use their own domain with google mail.  So now they're just testing and to do so google told them to setup a subdomain to test with.  This way eventually all of their domain email will filter to gmail interface I'm guessing.  Their website is hosted with me, but they want their email to go through google.  make sense?
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So:
  1. Your clients owns a domain, say cdomain.com
  2. They are using addresses like john.client@cdomain.com
  3. They want to send/receive e-mails using gmail
  4. They talk to google and google said "it is possible, let's test it"
  5. You create MX record in cdomain.com like
    gmai MX alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
Now add NS record(s) to cdomain.com
             gmail NS yournameserver.com.

Google will configure all on their side. And now if somebody sends an e-mail to john.client@gmail.cdomain.com, then somebody's mail server will see, that this e-mail should be sent to alt1.aspmx.l.google.com. Google will know where to store e-mail and John Client will found it in his gmail box.



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