Apparently, their (email) account's setup is tied to MX records of domain's nameservers, making it impossible for a seamless transition.

So even if you set up everything on Go Daddy's side, the email account's status will still show "Pending Setup: validating MX record" for quite a while, rejecting all incoming email.

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For more information on correcting your MX records, see Why does my email account show that it is Pending Setup: MX Error?

Mail servers send and receive email messages on the Internet. Warning: You cannot set up your domain name to use more than one mail provider at a time.

MX (Mail Exchanger) records specify and prioritize the incoming mail servers that receive email messages sent to your domain name. Sometimes you have to update them if you host a website with one network (such as ours) but you have email hosted in another. If you have an email account through another email provider and change your MX record to point to our mail servers, you'll lose access to your original email account.

Note: If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions. If you log in above (under ), we can save you a couple of steps.

Tip: For convenience, print these instructions to refer to them as you go through the verification steps.

After you verify that you own your domain, you can start using Gmail, Drive, and all the other services included with your G Suite account.

Alternatively, you can install the tools on a member server to run Exchange 2013 Active Directory preparation.

For Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 or later), in Power Shell run: For other Active Directory preparation scenarios, such as multiple forests or multiple domains, refer to this article on Tech Net.

Exchange Server 2013 can be installed on either Windows Server 2008 R2 (SP1 or later) or Windows Server 2012.