How To Keep Host Gator Email Flowing After Shopify Migration?

If you just migrated your store to Shopify and were previously hosting with HostGator, then you're going to need to make a couple of changes to your DNS records to be sure your email continues to flow smoothly.

HostGator Hosts Your DNS (Name Server)

  • To launch your Shopify store, head over to your HostGator admin and open the Advanced Zone File Editor.
  • Update the A record for the root domain name or @ to 23.227.38.65.
  • Update the CNAME record for www to shops.myshopify.com.
  • Update the A record for mail.yourdomain.com (replace your domain) and point that record to your servers IP address found on the Control Panels home page.
  • Head back to the admin home page and click on "MX Entry" in the email section.
  • Set the email routing to Automatically Detect Configuration and click the change button.
  • Then go to the bottom of the screen to MX Records and add mail.yourdomain.com (replace your domain) priority 0.

Your all set! Keep in mind that this is the method if your domain name is hosted with HostGator, or you are pointing to the HostGator Name Servers and want to keep your email flowing to HostGator.

Another Registrar Hosts Your DNS (Name Server)

  • Login to your HostGator admin account, and on the home page, you will see your server's IP address.
  • Head on over to the Email section and click on "MX Entry."
  • In the email routing section selection, Automatically Detect Configuration and click the change button.
  • Now head over to your domain host (e.g., GoDaddy, Network Solutions, etc.).
  • Switch your NameServers back to your domain hosts default servers.
  • Update the A record for the root domain name or @ to 23.227.38.65.
  • Update the CNAME record for www to shops.myshopify.com.
  • Update the A record for mail.yourdomain.com (replace your domain) and point that record to your servers IP address found on the Control Panels home page.
  • Create an MX record that points to mail.yourdomain.com (replace your domain) priority 0.

Your all set! Keep in mind that this is if you have your domain hosted with someone that is not HostGator, and you want to keep your email flowing to your existing email account hosted with HostGator.

If you have any questions, then reach out to us, and we'll be happy to help you update the records.

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