cname / mx records for google apps setup

Often times we’re asked to provide Google Apps setup for some of our clients here in the Dallas area. After much googling, i’ve found it difficult frustrating to find what these values are quickly via google search.

I thought i’d just post them here for people so that they’re short an terse without having to dig through google forums support (arg):

cname records

mail.example.com ghs.google.com
docs.example.com ghs.google.com
calendar.example.com ghs.google.com
sites.example.comm ghs.google.com

mx records

priority value
1 ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5 ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
5 ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM.
10 ASPMX2.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.
10 ASPMX3.GOOGLEMAIL.COM.

If all this mumbo jumbo about DNS and MX records confuse you google actually has a great basic guide here about DNS: https://support.google.com/a/answer/48090?hl=en