How do I point my domain name to my email account? (MX records)

Firstly, you’ll need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, you will not be able to configure the DNS zonefile.

Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any new nameserver (DNS) records to become active. For more information on changing your DNS records, please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

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Start by logging in to your 123 Reg Control Panel.


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From there, select your desired domain from the drop-down menu within the Manage Active Products section and click Manage.

Alternatively, you can scroll down to the Domain names section and select the relevant domain name from the drop-down menu. Once selected, click Manage.

Select Manage


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Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and click Manage DNS.

Click Manage DNS


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Select Change within the Email Settings (MX Records) section.

Select Change


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If you have a 123 Mail or forwarder account, choose 123 Reg email from the drop-down list. From there, select Point to service.

Choose 123 Reg email


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If you have an email account with a third-party provider, choose an external email service from the drop-down menu instead. Once done, enter your MX record into the Location of service field.

If you don’t know what your MX record is, get in touch with your email provider.

Choose external email service


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Once you’ve entered these details, click Point to service.

Select Point to service


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A pop-up window will appear, asking if you wish to confirm your changes. Click Confirm to complete the process.

Confirm Changes