Connecting an Email Purchased Outside of Wix

You can connect your external email to a domain purchased at Wix - or to a domain connected to Wix via name servers - by adding your email provider's MX (mail exchange) records in your Wix account. 
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For most connections, only the MX records are required. In some cases, you may need to add additional DNS records (e.g. CNAME or TXT). See the steps below, or check with your provider to be sure. Learn more about DNS records.

Connecting a business email purchased outside of Wix

Select your email provider from our list of popular email hosts to automatically add most of their MX records. If your provider is not listed, you can get their DNS records and manually add them (see in the Other Providers section below).

To connect an external email:

  1. Go to Domains in your Wix account.
  2. Click the More Actions icon  next to the relevant domain.
  3. Select Edit MX records
Image of Domains page with Edit MX records highlighted
  1. Select your provider from the drop-down.
  2. Click Start Connecting.
  3. Depending on your provider, follow the instructions to connect your email:
This process requires switching back and forth between your Wix account and your account with the provider. As you follow the steps, keep both accounts open in 2 separate browser tabs.
If you want to connect your email to a domain you did not purchase from Wix, make sure the domain is connected via name servers, not via pointing.


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