I've recently started using the Google Cloud platform.

I registered a domain through name.com and setup a virtual machine on the google compute engine with a static IP. Then I created a cloud DNS server zone using the IP of the VM as the A record and then added the records for the CNAME and NS.

I can't add MX records.
Server Preferences / mail server
Invalid value.

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    This question is more likely to get a good answer over at the WebApps StackExchange site. We'll see about getting enough votes to just move it over there. – music2myear Jan 21 '17 at 0:10

You want to enter the following; the priority needs to be before the server name:

@.xgtkids.com.  MX  300

5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
5 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
10 alt3.aspmx.l.google.com.
10 alt4.aspmx.l.google.com.
1 aspmx.l.google.com.
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    For completeness, maybe also mention that a lower value assigns a higher priority. – tripleee Feb 14 '17 at 17:14

I don't know why, but instead of using capital letters (5 ALT1.APMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.), I used lowercase (5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.) and it worked perfectly after that.


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