Are you thinking about transferring your website to WordPress.com? If so, there’s more to think about than just your web address.
If you have a Google Workspace subscription that’s connected to another host, your emails will also be affected after the transfer. This could disrupt your workflow if you aren’t prepared.
Ready to transfer from another web host to WordPress? Here’s how you can make sure that your Google Workspace Gmail service isn’t disrupted.
Why You Need to Keep Email in Mind When Switching Your Web Server
When you bought your website domain, chances are you didn’t think too much about your emails. But when you buy a Google Workspace subscription through a reseller, you’re tied to that web provider’s servers.
If you later choose to transfer your website to another domain host, you need to follow similar steps with your emails. If you don’t move your emails to the other server, your account will stop working.
Before you change your Google Workspace subscription over, you’ll need to shift your website domain. To do this, you’ll need to unlock it and verify that you’re the owner. Once you’ve transferred your domain and it’s live, you can move your email over too.
How to Transfer Your Google Workspace Email to WordPress
How you transfer your Google Workspace subscription will depend on the host you’re switching to. In this case, we’ll show you how to transfer it to WordPress.
- Sign in to your WordPress.com account.
- Go to Manage > Domains.
- Choose the domain you want to connect with your account
Since your domain is already verified, you’ll need to enter your MX records manually. To do this, go to Name.
- Head to Servers and DNS > DNS Records.
- Delete all existing MX records.
Now, enter each of the below DNS records:
- MX Server Address: ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM | Priority: 1
- MX Server Address: ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM | Priority: 5
- ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM | Priority: 5
- ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM | Priority: 10
- ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM | Priority 10
After typing in all of these records, scroll down to Type > MX. Enter the number one in the Priority space. From here, select Add New DNS Record.
Note: You’ll need to repeat these steps for each email domain you want to add to WordPress. If you’re still struggling, contact Google’s support team; they’re normally helpful and responsive.
Enjoy Uninterrupted Email Coverage With Your New Host
Changing your domain to a new host is exciting, but you mustn’t disregard your Google Workspace email. Although switching your Google Workspace email may seem daunting at first, the steps aren’t too difficult to follow.
Once you’ve changed your email server, it might be a good idea to send a test email to your address. And if things don’t seem to work within 24 hours, then Google’s support team will be able to help you fix any remaining issues.