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Set Up a Domain for Hostinger Email
Set Up a Domain for Hostinger Email

Setting up Hostinger Email for your domain name

Updated over a week ago

Why Do I Need This?

To use Hostinger Email, you need to add MX, SPF, DKIM, and DMARC records to your domain’s DNS settings:

  • MX records ensure emails are properly sent to you

  • SPF, DKIM, and DMARC records build trust and authenticity of the emails you send and improve email deliverability to your recipients

It won’t be easy, but we’re here to help. This article will provide comprehensive steps, additional guides, and all the information needed to make your domain name work with Hostinger Email.

Before You Begin

Before you proceed with further steps, we recommend you do the following:

Keep this guide at hand — Recommended

In a new browser tab, open this article and keep it at hand during the whole procedure described below.

Open the Connect Domain tool at Hostinger — Mandatory

In a new browser tab:

  1. Log in to your Hostinger account

  2. Go to the Emails section

  3. Click on Manage next to your domain

  4. Open the Connect Domain section:

The Connect Domain tool in the email management area at Hostinger

You will need this screen a bit later in step 2.

Now, let's proceed with the steps to set your domain up for Hostinger Email 👇

Step 1 — Identifying Your Domain's Management Location

To find out where to make DNS changes, you need to identify which service provider manages your domain's settings.

The most straightforward way to do this is to check your domain nameservers.

Once you know where to manage your domain's DNS zone, proceed to the next step.

Step 2 — Setting Up DNS Records

Depending on your domain’s management location (step 1), configuring the domain’s DNS settings is either an automated or manual task:

Once you add the necessary DNS records, your email service may take up to 24 hours to activate due to DNS propagation. This is normal, so just wait. Once complete, you can use your email hassle-free 💡

If you wish to avoid any manual work and use the automated option, consider the following suggestions:

If you choose any of the options mentioned above, you’ll be able to enable Hostinger Email services for your domain automatically — it requires only a few clicks!

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