If you are thinking of migrating your email services to Hostinger you will need to do a few things:

Step 1 - Create new email accounts

After you add your domain to your hosting here at Hostinger, you can go ahead and create new email accounts here. Preferably use the same names for email accounts as before, so your clients won’t even notice that you migrated.

Step 2 - Recreate previous configurations

If you had any forwarders, catch-all, aliases, auto-responders, email signatures or filters be sure to recreate them here as well. All of these are bound to the email provider you are currently using, so recreating them on our part is a must in order for them to work properly.

Step 3 - Add required DNS records

In order for your emails to work properly, you will need to add all the required DNS records (MX, SPF, and DKIM). Make sure to leave only our records and delete all the previous MX, SPF, and DKIM:

Having only one type of records at a time is needed to avoid possible conflicts and emails lost.

Step 4 - Wait for propagation

Any DNS record changes that you might perform do trigger propagation which can last up to 24 hours to fully complete. In order to know that propagation is complete you can head to DNS Checker, paste your domain, select record type and make sure that ✅ is shown on every location:

Step 5 - Emails migration

Once you have email accounts created, DNS records added and propagation is done you can start migrating your emails themselves. For this, you can use IMAP sync or back up emails via email client.

Step 6 - Devices and email clients

The last step is reconfiguring any devices, email clients, or email plugins you are currently using:

  • If you have been using webmail, you will need to switch to our webmail

  • If you have been using emails on your devices, email clients, or any CMS plugins, you will need to reconfigure them to use our parameters

That’s it! Now you know how to migrate your emails to Hostinger 😊

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