Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use your email account if I host my domain name with 1&1?

Last Updated: December 5, 2006 3:56 PM

Yes, but you will have to direct your Mail Exchange (MX) records to point to our servers.

To Change Your MX Records for Your 1&1 Account

  1. Log in to the 1&1 control panel at
    If you have more than one contract, select the package you want to edit. The Package Features window displays.
  2. In the Package Features window, select Domains.
  3. Select the domain name you want to use.
  4. In the DNS drop-down menu, select Edit DNS Settings.
    The DNS Settings details display.
  5. In the Advanced DNS Settings section, select Other mail server for the Mail server (MX record).
  6. In the MX 1 field, type, and then type 0 in the Prio field.
  7. In the MX 2 field, type and then type 10 in the Prio field.
  8. Click OK to receive confirmation.