All Collections
Getting Started
Set Up Hostinger Email for your Domain
Set Up Hostinger Email for your Domain

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

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 via NS records, all the required MX, SPF, and DKIM records are added automatically. The DMARC record needs to be added manually

  • If your domain points elsewhere via NS records and is pointed to Hostinger via an A record, your domain's DNS zone is managed by the provider to which your domain is pointed via NS. Move on to the next step for more details on the records you will need to modify

If you use 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 hPanel and click on Manage next to the domain name:

The domain and subdomain list ot manage email accounts

From there, access Connect domain in the sidebar. Navigate through each tab to find the default Hostinger Email DNS record values:

  • Receive emails - MX records

  • Protect your reputation - SPF, must be entered as a TXT record type

  • Increase email deliverability - DKIM, must be entered as a CNAME record type

Obtain the required values for each by navitaging to the Expected records and clicking on the copy icon:

The Receive emails tab showing how to copy record values

Then use them to create the new records on your domain's DNS Zone. If any previous records of these types exist, remove them, retaining only the Hostinger Email values to prevent conflicts.

We strongly recommend the addition of a DMARC record to your domain for enhanced security and email authentication.

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 Connect domian section and click on Check again:

How to check that email records are properly set up on the domain

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

Did this answer your question?