Why I Wrote This:
The other day I was helping a client who wasn’t receiving emails from their forms. I had them check their spam, and ran through all the usual tests.
I was stumped until I came across a forum thread that explained, if a website host already provides email hosting, the websites will send email to the internal email server, even if there’s an MX Record telling it to go to G-Suite.
In other words, if you have a form at scconstruction.biz that sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, it won’t get delivered. (because it’s sending to the internal email server instead of honoring the MX record).
The forum thread provided a useful but obscure trick (shown below) that ensures the email get sent to G-Suite’s servers.
After I was done helping the client, I realized I’d probably have trouble finding that information again (if I didn’t write about it). So I wrote this guide mainly for myself, but also for anyone else that might run into the same problem.
The workaround is to append .test-google-a.
In other words, send to joe@DOMAIN.COM.test-google-a.
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