How to set up DNS to point mail. to gmail

Posted October 30, 2015 17.4k views

We are using Google Apps for our email service. Obviously people can login at but we’d like to set up to work as well. Obviously I can do this in Apache with a redirect, but would prefer a DNS solution so as not to hit our server unnecessarily.

1 comment
  • I’m after trying a CNAME record but the http request is redirected to the region specific Google search page :( CNAME

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Submit an Answer
1 answer

Adding a CNAME record is one of the things that are required to use a custom domain name for a Google Apps service such as Gmail (in this case, it should point to instead of

You also need to let Google Apps know about it so that they can redirect the domain name properly. See Customize a Google Apps service address - Google Apps Administrator Help.