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How to Set Up a Domain For Hostinger Email
How to Set Up a Domain For Hostinger Email

Configuring email DNS records: MX, SPF, and DKIM for Hostinger Email

Ixanar U. avatar
Written by Ixanar U.
Updated over a week ago

To use your domain for Hostinger Email, follow these steps to add the necessary records to your domain's DNS zone. You can choose to either watch the video guide or proceed with the instructions below:

Step 1 - Locate Your Domain's DNS Zone

  • If your domain points to Hostinger using NS records, all the required MX, SPF, and DKIM records will be automatically included 🚀

  • If your domain is pointing elsewhere using NS records and is connected to Hostinger through an A record, your domain's DNS Zone is managed with the provider you directed the domain to. Move on to the next step for more details on the records you will need to modify

If you're using Hostinger Email with a subdomain, you'll need to add the required records manually in all cases. Just remember to replace the "@" host value with the name of your subdomain.

Step 2 - Configure Email Records

Navigate to the Emails section of your Hostinger Members Area and click on Manage next to the domain name:

The domain and subdomain list ot manage email accounts

From there, access DNS settings in the sidebar:

The DNS settings option on the Emails section sidebar

Expand each record type by clicking on the downward arrow to find the default Hostinger Email DNS record values:

The Manage Email Delivery section indicating how to display record values

Copy the required MX, SPF, and DKIM record values and add them to your domain. If any previous records of these types exist, remove them, retaining only the Hostinger Email values to prevent conflicts.

After adding these records, your email will start working within the next 24 hours once propagation is completed.

Step 3 - Verify the Email Records

After the records have propagated, navigate to the Manage Email Delivery section and click on Verify DNS:

The Manage Email Delivery section showing the Verify DNS button

Verifying the records will ensure that they are properly set up.

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