DNS Functions

Editing MX Records in WHM

Updated: 27 May 2024
WHM Version: 112


In this tutorial, we'll walk through how to edit an MX (Mail Exchanger) record in WHM (Web Host Manager). The MX record in WHM is crucial for directing your website's email to the correct server. If you want to use a different mail server or if you need to change the priority of your mail servers, you will need to edit your MX record.

¿How to change an MX record?

  1. Log into WHM as the 'root' user.
  2. Go to Home » DNS Functions » Email Routing Configuration.
  3. Choose the domain you want to edit from the dropdown menu.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Select either Local Mail Exchanger or Remote Mail Exchanger.
  6. Click Save.

Understanding Priority

The lower the priority number, the higher the priority. For example, an MX entry with a priority of 0 is higher priority than an MX entry with a priority of 10.

Ensure Correct Settings

Make sure to confirm your new settings with your mail server provider. Incorrect settings can prevent emails from being delivered properly.


That's all there is to it! You've successfully edited an MX entry in WHM. Remember, managing your MX entries properly is vital for ensuring your emails are directed to the correct server. Don't hesitate to reach out to your hosting provider if you need further assistance.

External links

Email Routing Configuration - WHM Documentation