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How do I setup windows live email for digital ocean?

Posted May 9, 2013 22.4k views
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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The required records: MX, TXT, and SRV are all supported in our DNS manager, are you running into an issue with a particular DNS record?

Also does Windows Live provide a test config feature so you can see which record is failing out of the ones that its looking for?
I can't verify the domain because I don't know where to enter these values:


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

I entered the host part and the priority, but I don't know where to put the MX Server value because the only fields I can see when I add an MX record is hostname and priority. Where do I input the other values from windows live server tutorial?


Hi,

I need to prove my domain ownership with Windows Live but I couldn't
get it to work since I can't find the necessary fields to input the values from the instruction from Windows live.

These are the values I need to input:

1. For Mail Setup

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

2. To Prove Domain Ownership

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

However the fields available when I create MX are just

- enter hostname
- enter priority

3. Server Trust

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

however the only fields available for TXT are

- enter name
- enter text

4. Messenger configuration

- 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

But the only fields available for SRV are the ff:

- enter name
- enter priority
- enter port
- enter hostname
- enter weight

I really need to get my mails and I've tried setting up a mail server to no avail.
I'm not experienced when it comes to this and I could appreciate the help from you guys.

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

Create an MX record with the hostname of "5783262d14fde4b82a66955b06357.msv1.invalid." and the priority of 5.

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

Create a TXT record with the name of "mydomain.com." (you have to suffix it with a dot) and the value of "v=sp1 include:hotmail.com ~all" (with the quotes).

> - 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

Create an SRV record with the following values:
- Name: _sipfederationtls._tcp.mydomain.com. (you have to suffix it with a dot)
- Hostname: federation.messenger.msn.com
- Priority: 10
- Port: 5061
- Weight: 2

Regards,
Kamal
@hugoamorimlyra Awesome! Glad to hear that! :]
How long it will take ? 10 min or more? to take effect ?
@Pooya Depends. It might take anywhere from 10 minutes up to 48 hours.
Hi, sorry to ask this but I am using Digital Ocean with Cloudflare and I registered my domain at Namecheap. So where would I add these DNS records to? Digital Ocean or Cloudflare or Namecheap. As for Namecheap, I can't see an option to add a MX record. Please help, thanks!
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