Updating MX records on Bluehost.com

Objective: 

This article will teach you how to update your existing domain’s MX records to point to Hushmail if you have a domain registered on Bluehost.

Why you need to set your MX records: 

Mail Exchanger (MX) records are the part of DNS records that direct email to specific servers on the Internet. Before Hushmail can receive mail for your domain, you’ll need to configure the MX records. 

Set your MX records on Bluehost: 

1.   Sign in to your Bluehost account 

2a. If you have a Bluerock account, click on Domains in the left-hand menu

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2b. If you have a Legacy account, click on domains in the menu at the top of the screen

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3a. If you have a Bluerock account, click DNS under the Manage menu


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3b. If you have a Legacy account, click the zone editor from the top menu

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4. In the DNS Zone Editor, scroll down to MX (Mail Exchanger)

5. Click Add Record

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6. Add the following information:

  • Host record: @
  • Type: MX
  • Points to: plsmtp1.hushmail.com
  • Priority: 10

7. Click Add Record again and add the following information

  • Host record: @
  • Type: MX
  • Points to: plsmtp2.hushmail.com
  • Priority: 10

8. Click Save

Here is a useful video walking you through the process for Bluerock accounts:


Change existing MX records:
 

1. In the DNS Zone Editor, select the domain and scroll down to MX (Mail Exchanger) 

2. Find the MX Record you want to change and click Edit

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3. Update the information and click Save

Next step: 

You can read more about updating your MX records on Bluehost.com at:

https://www.bluehost.com/help/article/dns-management-how-to-modify-mx-records

Resources: 

Mx Records

Move existing email to Hushmail from another service provider

SPF Records