How to change your MX records with BlueHost

An MX (Mail Exchanger) record is a DNS record. It identifies the server that will handle incoming emails for your domain. For example, in a Bluehost name server, the default MX record is your domain name. This name has a local IP address that is connected to the server and means all mail is processed locally. The MX record can be changed to point to a different email host like HostPapa. Follow these steps to change MX records with BlueHost.

Accessing The Zone Editor

Your MX records can be modified in the DNS Zone Editor.

  1. Log in to your Bluehost account.
  2. Click the Domains tab.
  3. In the submenu, select Zone Editor.
  4. Click here to learn how to get your HostPapa MX information.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to add a new MX record or modify an existing one.

It can take up to 48 hours before the new DNS settings are live.

Changing an Existing MX record

  1. Follow the steps above to access the Zone Editor.
  2. Choose the domain you want to modify from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll to MX (Mail Exchanger).
  4. Select the MX Record that you want to edit and click on Edit next to the MX record.
  5. Edit the information and click on Save.

If you need help with your HostPapa account, please open a support ticket from your dashboard.

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