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How do I setup windows live email for digital ocean?

May 9, 2013 13.4k 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!
Never mind guys. I added the records to Cloudflare and it's working fine now! :D
I did the same as mentioned above. I can send mails with my custom outlook account, but mails never appears in my inbox, suggestions?
@molenaar.mart: The records are not the same for every domain name. Are you sure you entered the values provided to you from outlook and not the ones in this thread?
Where to enter the values? I ask my registrar (name.com) and they said i must put the value to the hosting. My hosting is digitalocean.
Can someone takes a look, why is this not working? I'm not getting emails on outlook?
http://postimg.org/image/mf61hi0xt/
@anshar_amin: What's your domain name?
@sin2384: How long have you waited after adding the DNS records? DNS takes time to propagate, try waiting for ~24 hours and check if it works then.
Domain name is hidraulika.biz. I waited almost 24 hours, still can't verify domain in domains.live.com. Contacted support here, they told me to change _sipfederationtls._tcp.hidraulika.biz. to _sipfederationtls._tcp. Can you give me screenshot of your settings?

I also installed postfix, what are you using?
I don't use outlook, I'm just trying to help :]

Does it work now that you've changed it to _sipfederationtls._tcp.?

I also installed postfix, what are you using?
You don't need to install an MTA if you don't want to send mail from your droplet.
@sin2384: At your `domain setting` go to `edit setting`. Update mail settings from `Outlook.com` to `No Mail`. Add "Domain Ownership: (required)" only to your DO DNS. Done.

For SRV record Messenger configuration (recommended) ? I think it's for Windows Live Messenger apps. You can add it Next.
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:

http://cool-tricks.net/contact-form-7-configuration/#install-contact-form-7

My personal setup:

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.

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.

Once I could send/recieve emails from this, I just had to follow the tutorial at the above link.

I did not have to install postfix or anything else on my server for this to work.
After you added the records in DO, wait for 15 minutes ( this is my case, can be higher ).

MX 10 2be66894e3402b489ca0ff9c2d3bc4.pamx1.hotmail.com.

MX 20 5783262d14fde4b82a66955b06357.msv1.invalid.

TXT fostersoftware.com. v=msv1 t=2be66894e3402b489ca0ff9c2d3bc4

TXT fostersoftware.com. v=spf1 include:hotmail.com ~all

Check the screenshot here ....

https://i.imgur.com/GKcfQkG.png
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!
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