How to configure Godaddy DNS and Zoho mail?

This doc guides you the step by step process to configure the domain DNS Manager Godaddy and email service provider Zoho. Let’s get into action

Step 1 : Create an account in Zoho

Step 2 : Update CNAME and Destination value in Godaddy

Step 3 : Update Mail exchange record in Godaddy

Step 4 : Verify the mail exchange record in mxtoolsbox

Step 5 : Update Sender Policy Framework value in Godaddy

Step 6: Update the Domain Key Identified mail value in Godaddy

Step 1 : Create an account in Zoho and complete the verification process as instructed. ( Then choose the domain DNS Manager as Godaddy

Step 2 : Once you select the DNS manager as Godaddy, Zoho will automatically display the CNAME and destination value that you need to enter in your godaddy account and complete the CNAME verification process.

Click on Proceed to CNAME verification button it will take you to Godaddy Sign. Login to your Godaddy account

Click on Manage button

Then click on ADD button in the bottom of the page

Under Type Select CNAME

Copy paste the Host Name and Destination from your Zoho Account and click on Save

Now come back to your Zoho Account and verify the CNAME that you updated in Godaddy

Once you click on Verify Now, you will get a confirmation message and now you can create an email Account.

Step 3: Mail Exchange : Once you create all email accounts and Group Accounts next step is to configure your email to send and receive emails. Click on Configure Email Delivery tab in the left side bar.

Now go back to your Godaddy or DNS Manager and Update the MX records. Make sure you delete the all the previous MX records. Click on the ADD button

Under Type select MX and copy paste the host, points to and Priority from your Zoho Account.

Type : MX, Host – @, Points to :, Priority : 10, TTL : 1 Hour

Repeat the same step again to update MX2

Type : MX, Host – @, Points to –, Priority: 20, TTL: 1 Hour

Repeat the same step again and update MX3

Type: MX, Host – @, Points to –, Priority: 50, TTL: 1 Hour

Step 4 : Verify your MX setting login to and type your domain name

Step 5: Update the Sender Policy Framework SPF

Now go back to your Godaddy Account and click on ADD

Select the Type as TXT

Copy Paste the Host, TXT Value from Zoho Account. TTL – Custom, Seconds- 600 and click on save

Step 6 : Once SPF is done. Next step is DKIM (Domain Key Identified Mail). Under Email Authentication Click on DKIM. Then click Edit Sign

Then Add Selector

Selector Name : Zoho and TXT Value will generate automatically

Now again go back to Godaddy account and click on add to update the DKIM.

Type : TXT, Host : Zoho_domainkey, TXT Value: Copy the TXT value from Zoho Account.

Now the DKIM is updated and enabled successfully.

Now your Zoho mail and Godaddy integration is complete. You can start sending and receiving emails.

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