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One of our newest features for our business class accounts allows you to connect your site to Google MX Wizard with a one click wizard. Many customers use Google Apps for their business and would like to have that set up for their site. While simple, it can be tedious. We understand that, so we added the Google Apps wizard to our cPanel so you can do it all in under a minute.

Note that you must have a Google MX Wizard account in order to set your domain up with the Google Apps tool.

If you don't see the Google MX Wizard option in your cPanel, you will need to contact our live technical support team. This option may not be immediately available on VPS or Dedicated server accounts.

If you have a VPS or Dedicated server you can make the MX modifications to your accounts via the WHM.

What is Google MX Wizard?

According to Google: "Google MX Wizard is a suite of Google applications that brings together essential services to help your business. This is a hosted service that lets businesses, schools, and institutions use a variety of Google products -- including Email, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Talk -- on a unique domain (e.g.,"

How to set up Google MX Wizard within the cPanel

  1. Log into your cPanel dashboard.
  2. Using the cPanel interface, locate the Email category and click on the Google Apps Wizard
  3. You are taken to the first step in the Wizard. Select the domain name you want to connect to your Google Apps account from the dropdown list.
  4. On the second step, select any of the optional features you want to set up for your domain, if any. Once you have finished, click on the Continue and Configure domain with Google Apps button.
  5. A quick confirmation screen pops up. Click on the OK button in order to continue the setup.

This screen displays the changes that the wizard makes as it goes along. Once it finishes, your Google Apps configuration will be complete.

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n/a Points
2015-06-22 12:44 pm

Hi there, 

Once I run the wizard, will all of my organization's emails (currently associated with a Google business account) be setup and ready to go? Or is there another step (either on the InMotion or Google side) to make sure that they are pointed in the right direction?


40,028 Points
2015-06-22 3:33 pm
Hello Brynn,

After the wizard, all emails headed to your account will go to Google. Just makes sure the Google Apps account is set up for the emails.

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
2015-09-05 6:26 pm
this does not work! the Icon/link gets a HTTP error 404
The requested page was not found.
40,028 Points
2015-09-08 1:48 pm
Hello nilands55s,

I am not seeing a 404 on our test account (which is on a live server). What type of account are you using? If you are on a shared server, please let us know the server number so we can take a look (like ecbiz123, for instance).

Kindest Regards,
Scott M
n/a Points
2015-11-10 6:52 pm

This doco needs updating, as there is no "Google Apps Wizard" application in cPanel. There is "Google MX Wizard" though, which I presume does the same thing :-)

10,077 Points
2015-11-11 12:41 am
Hello Clint,

Thank you for your contribution we will have that updated shortly.

Best Regards,
TJ Edens
n/a Points
2016-03-16 6:38 pm


I ran the Google MX wizard but I'm thinking I shouldn't have? I'm pretty new to InMotion. Purchased a domain with you guys and I'm starting a simple personal blog. I see that to check e-mail going to an email you setup using your domain name, you need to select a webmail service such as one you have listed like...Horde, Roundcube, SquirrelMail. I simply want my e-mail to go to my gmail account. So I thought maybe I should run the Google MX wizard. Can I revert those changes and what method should I be using to receive my email to my gmail account?

Thanks so much! :)


35,060 Points
2016-03-17 3:12 am
Hello Nathan,

In you cPanel, you have complete control of your DNS including your mail server (MX) settings. If you want to remove the MX server settings, you can go into the MX settings under EMAIL in cPanel and then remove the old entries.

If you have any further questions, please let us know.

Kindest regards,
Arnel C.
n/a Points
2016-04-05 6:33 pm

Im trying to set up an email for my domain using good apps (for my wordpress site) however during set up MX records (to prove I own the domain) I log into the cpanel and go to mail but the google apps wizard doesnt seem to be there? any ideas why not and how I can get it?

Many thanks 


35,060 Points
2016-04-06 10:28 am
Hello Julius,

If you're on a vps or dedicated server and you do not see the application, then you need to submit a verified support ticket to our live technical support team. They can have the app installed for you. If you're on a shared server - business level or reselller- account, then it should already be on the server. The solution is the same, though, you need to contact the live support team if it's not there.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2016-08-09 7:11 am

I want to migrate my emails from Inmotion to Google App . How can i ? what else i need to do besides Google App MX Wizard.

5,878 Points
2016-08-09 9:14 am
If you are merely switching email services you can point your mail to Google. However, if you actually want to migrate older messages to Google then I suggest using Thunderbird to transfer Email between servers.
n/a Points
2016-08-17 1:32 pm

I try to use the wizard but it always errors out. Now when I try to send from my gmail account to my hosted account I get this error:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:     tim@serewicz.comTechnical details of permanent failure:Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the relay [].The error that the other server returned was:550-Please turn on SMTP Authentication in your mail client, or login to the550-IMAP/POP3 server before sending your message.[]:36173 is not permitted to relay through this server550 without authentication.

I am using google postini, but if they are the lowest MX record nothing gets through. If they are not then I get a ton of spam.  I have the local mail exchanger set.

What settings do I need to change.?


35,060 Points
2016-08-17 2:32 pm
Hello Tim,

Sorry for the problem with Google Postini not being able send your email. Basically, the error message is asking that you use SMTP authentication. Typically, when you're using Google to deliver your or receive emails, that is ALL that is being used. Since you're designating 2 different mail servers in your MX settings, if mail get's successfully delivered to the server with the lowest priority, then mail is NOT delivered to the other servers. Since you have your MX setting set to local, it should only be going through the mail server at InMotion. If you want mail to be handled by Google for delivery (as per the email error message), then you need to change the MX record to REMOTE and all mail will be handled (and filtered) by Google. Make sure to remove the "mail." entry in your DNS records.

If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

Arnel C.
n/a Points
2016-08-18 11:44 am

Hi Arnel,

Thanks for the message. As I posted if my mail. was not the lowest MX record then I got spam. Nothing was getting from Google's postini to my InMotion system. But after being on chat I was able to solve the issue. So if you have similar issue:

1) Contact InMotion support and ask that they insert a SPF message like this:

v=spf1 ~all

2) Log into Google postini and double check the route the email is taking and where postini is sending it. Should be your InMotion node IP, port 25

3) Log into Cpanel, set your mail to "local" and put in the google postini MX records. Save your MX record and make sure the Google Postini records are accurate and the lowest MX records. I took out the non-Postini MX records because some spammers are searching for non-postini MX and sending email directly, regardless of MX priority.

4) Test, test, test. It should start working within seconds depending on where your DNS information is coming from. I ran dig commands and found the old MX records were taken care of within five minutes.

Good luck to you all!

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