Is it possible to get emails that were sent prior to MX getting configed for my domain?

I moved domain registered with Enom about a month ago but at the time I didn’t set up email for G Suite. I only added MX records for GMail today. Is it possible to retrieve emails that were sent to account in meantime? Or will they just have bounced and be lost?


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Those email messages are probably bounced and gone.

The standards say that if there’s no MX record an attempt will be made to send email to the A record for the domain. If that server doesn’t have an email server running – or its not configured to accept mail for the domain – messages won’t get accepted and get bounced back to the sender.