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How do I setup windows live email for digital ocean?

Hi,

I signed up for a windows live account and was going to process of registering my domain. I tried to follow the steps from there but it seems the fields mentioned are quite different. Here’s what the instruction from windows live. I’m quite new to this and I appreciate your help. Thanks!

Mail setup (required) To set up mail and prove ownership of this domain, you must create an MX record through your domain registrar. Use the following settings:

DNS record type: MX
Host: mydomain.com
MX server: e5783262d14fde4b82a66955b06357.pamx1.hotmail.com
TTL: 3600 or 1 hour
Priority: 10 (or High priority)

Prove domain ownership (optional) If you would like to prove the ownership of domain and create users without setting up mail, you can use one of the following methods for up to 30 days. After 30 days, you will need to set up an MX record for mail routing as shown above. If your domain registrar allows you to create TXT records, use these settings:

DNS record type: TXT
Host: mydomain.com
Value: v=msv1 t=e5783262d14fde4b82a66955b06357

If your domain registrar allows you to create MX records, use these settings:

DNS record type: MX
Host: mydomain.com
Value: e5783262d14fde4b82a66955b06357.msv1.invalid
Priority: Higher value than existing records, or Low priority.

Server trust (recommended) Create a TXT record to allow other mail servers to trust email originating from your domain. Also known as sender ID configuration, this setting will help prevent your mail from being marked as junk mail. Use the following settings:

DNS record type: TXT
Host: mydomain.com
Value: v=spf1 include:hotmail.com ~all
TTL: 3600 or 1 hour (if requested)

Messenger configuration (recommended) To federate Messenger with other compatible networks, you need to create the following SRV record in DNS.

DNS record type: SRV
Service: _sipfederationtls._tcp.mydomain.com
Protocol: _tcp
Domain Name: mydomain.com
Priority: 10 (or High priority)
Weight: 2
Port: 5061
Target: federation.messenger.msn.com

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I’m still waiting on propagation, just wanted to say thanks to clowreed and Kamal for this very helpful post and comment thread! I would never have figured this out on my own!

After you added the records in DO, wait for 15 minutes ( this is my case, can be higher ). <br> <br>MX 10 2be66894e3402b489ca0ff9c2d3bc4.pamx1.hotmail.com. <br> <br>MX 20 5783262d14fde4b82a66955b06357.msv1.invalid. <br> <br>TXT fostersoftware.com. v=msv1 t=2be66894e3402b489ca0ff9c2d3bc4 <br> <br>TXT fostersoftware.com. v=spf1 include:hotmail.com ~all <br> <br>Check the screenshot here … <br> <br>https://i.imgur.com/GKcfQkG.png

Sounds like you I had a nightmare of a time setting up emails to work. I’ve been at it for almost 3 days on just this issue. Finally got it to work following this tutorial: <br> <br>http://cool-tricks.net/contact-form-7-configuration/#install-contact-form-7 <br> <br>My personal setup: <br> <br>Configured MX records for microsoft Outlook which I’ve been incredibly impressed with. I’m talking about the web version which used to be hotmail. So far it seems to be a cleaner email system than gmail or yahoo and you can set it up with your own domain name for free unlike gmail which charges you $50/year for their google apps version. You’ll need to google search this though. <br> <br>Then wait until the MX records on digital ocean are all set (up to 24 hours) and go activate your Outlook mail with your domain instead of yourname@outlook.com. <br> <br>Once I could send/recieve emails from this, I just had to follow the tutorial at the above link. <br> <br>I did not have to install postfix or anything else on my server for this to work.