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

Manual domain configuration for Hostinger Email

Updated over a week ago

If your domain is not connected to Hostinger via nameservers (i.e., uses nameservers other than and, you need to configure the domain for Hostinger Email manually 👇

Accessing Domain's DNS Management Zone

Once you know where your domain's DNS zone is managed from, log in to your account at the service provider's website and find the domain settings. Such settings may be called as follows:

  • DNS management

  • DNS zone

  • Advanced DNS management

  • Advanced domain settings or similar

In general, look for the option to add, edit, or delete DNS records. You may also find a list of guides for different domain service providers here: How to Change DNS Records in Other Registrars.

Opening the Connect Domain Tool at Hostinger

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:

Here, you will find three sections — each of them is related to specific DNS records you need to add to your domain's DNS zone:

  • Receive emails — MX records

  • Protect your reputation — TXT (SPF) records

  • Improve email deliverability — CNAME (DKIM) records

Check all of those sections to find the exact values of the necessary records, and add them to your domain's DNS zone. You may also refer to the table below to find more detailed instructions:





  • Essential for receiving emails

  • It's two records of MX type


  • Vital for sending emails

  • It's one record of TXT type


  • Vital for sending emails

  • Improves deliverability and prevents emails from being marked as spam

  • It's three records of CNAME type


  • Not mandatory for basic email operations

  • Highly recommended for enhanced security

  • Helps protect from phishing and spoofing attacks​​

  • It's one record of TXT type

The final result should look similar to this:

An example of DNS records for Hostinger Email

After making these changes, your email service might take up to 24 hours to start working due to DNS propagation. It's a completely expected and unavoidable process, so you only need to give it some time. Once this period passes, you'll be able to send and receive emails without any issues 💡

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