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Help with Zone File settings for my email account

July 17, 2014 1.3k views

I need to set this in my Zone File, but some fields are missing or maybe I don't know the correct formatting. Could I get some help please?

MX Records
The issue where is that either there is no field for Host or for Target

Host: @
Priority: 0
Target: weekz-net.mail.protection.outlook.com

SRV Records
The issue where is that there is no field for Protocol and Service

Port: 443
Protocol: _tls
Name: @
Service: _sip
Priority: 100
Weight: 1
Target: sipdir.online.lync.com

Port: 5061
Protocol: _tcp
Name: @
Service: _sipfederationtls
Priority: 100
Weight: 1
Target: sipfed.online.lync.com

TXT Records
The issue here is that when I create them, the first one (it is blank) is replaced for a ". and the second one is surrrounded by to "

Name: @
TXT Value:

Name: @
TXT Value:v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all

1 Answer

The issue where is that either there is no field for Host or for Target

The host defaults to @, and the Target should be entered in the Hostname field.

Port: 443
Protocol: _tls
Name: @
Service: _sip
Priority: 100
Weight: 1
Target: sipdir.online.lync.com

It should be entered like this:

screenshot

The same goes for the other one, see SRV record. Make sure you keep the trailing dot in the Target/Hostname field.

the first one (it is blank) is replaced for a ".

Why would you want to create a blank TXT record? I'm not sure it would serve any purpose.

and the second one is surrrounded by to "

That's fine, it's how it should actually be.

  • Thanks for the answer. I'm not sure about the blank TXT record, the email they sent me had it. I'm removing it in case it was a mistake. I'll let you know how it goes. Should TXT records end with a DOT too?

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