[Common Issue] How can I receive email for my domain?


That’s a really common question. Netlify does not provide email service. But no worries! You can acquire one yourself and then set up the DNS records required by that email provider at Netlify.

Zoho mail has a “forever free” plan for email service. You can also consider a email forwarding service like ImprovMX, also free.

Once you have selected your service, you can then follow the directions below to add your MX (mail) records to your Netlify DNS zone if you are using Netlify to manage your DNS . Otherwise, you’ll do this at your domain registrar.

  1. On your Netlify site, go to Domains - Custom domains and click the three dots to the right of your custom domain to access your DNS panel.

  2. Click the Add new record button and enter the settings below:

The settings are as follows:

  • Record type - select MX.
  • Name - just the @ symbol, nothing else needed. This will default to the name of your Netlify site name.
  • Priority - set it to 10, or whatever your email service recommends.
  • Value - this will be the server path provided by your email service. Do not include http:// or https://. For example, for GSuite, you can find the settings here.
  • TTL (Time To Live) - this will default to 3600 seconds.

Click the Save button and wait for between 15 and 30 minutes for the settings to propagate. Your email should now be working! If it doesn’t or you have further questions, let us know below.

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