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How to Migrate Email Services to Hostinger Email
How to Migrate Email Services to Hostinger Email

Migrating your email services to Hostinger Email

Updated over a week ago

Migrate your email service to Hostinger by following the steps below 👇

Step 1 – Create Email Accounts With Hostinger Email

Once you add your domain name to your hosting plan, go ahead and create email accounts with Hostinger Email.

It's recommended to use the same names for email accounts, so your audience wouldn't even notice that you've migrated. Although, it's possible to import emails to a different account, e.g., from support@domain.tld to contact@business.tld.

Step 2 – Recreate Previous Configurations

If you use any forwarders, catch-alls, aliases, auto-responders, email signatures, or filters, make sure to recreate them with Hostinger Email as well.

All of these are bound to the email provider you currently use, so recreating them at Hostinger is a must if you wish these to continue working properly.

Step 3 – Add the Required Hostinger Email DNS Records

Add all the required Hostinger Email DNS records (MX, SPF, and DKIM) to your domain's DNS zone.

Make sure that only Hostinger Email records are present there, and delete any other MX, SPF, and DKIM records:

A good and a bad example of DNS records that are responsible for email service

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

Step 4 – Wait for DNS Propagation to Complete

Any changes in a domain's DNS zone trigger propagation, which can require up to 24 hours to complete. To check if DNS propagation is over, head to DNS Checker, enter your domain name, select the DNS record type, and make sure that ✅ is shown on every location:

Using the DNS Checker tool

Step 5 – Migrate Email Messages

Once the above steps are completed, you can start migrating your emails. There are several ways to do that:

Step 6 – Set Up Devices and Email Clients

The last step is reconfiguring any devices, email clients, or email plugins that you use:

  • 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 email services to Hostinger 😊

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