DNS Settings for Exchange Server hosting

EDIT YOUR MX RECORDS IN DNS

Update your domain's DNS Zone MX records to:

yourdomain.com.au. 3600   IN   MX   5   mx1.exchangeserver.net.au.
yourdomain.com.au. 3600   IN   MX   10   mx2.exchangeserver.net.au.

5 and 10 are the "priority weights" indicating the primary and secondary receiving mailservers.

Be sure to include the trailing dots (.), otherwise the records will be malformed and will fail. However, if you're using our DNS Manager, follow the instructions there, because trailing dots and quotations marks are not necessary.

 

ADD AN AUTODISCOVER RECORD IN DNS

For Autodiscover to work correctly, you will need to add a CNAME record that looks this:

autodiscover 3600 IN CNAME autodiscoverredirect.exchangeserver.net.au.

Be sure to include the trailing dot (.), otherwise the record will be malformed and will fail. However, if you're using our DNS Manager, follow the instructions there, because trailing dots and quotations marks are not necessary.

 

ADD AN "OWN DOMAIN" OWA RECORD IN DNS

You can add a CNAME record you to use your own domain to point to OWA, the Outlook Web App:

webmail 3600 IN CNAME owaredirect.exchangeserver.net.au.

Be sure to include the trailing dot (.), otherwise the record will be malformed and will fail. However, if you're using our DNS Manager, follow the instructions there, because trailing dots and quotations marks are not necessary.

 

ADD AN SPF RECORD IN DNS

The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is a technical method used by mailservers to prevent sender address forgery. Many mail servers have strict rules about the mail they will receive, but an SPF record using ExchangeServer's details will help to ensure that your mail is delivered to its recipient every time:

yourdomain.com.au. 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 a ip4:103.5.90.224/28 include:exchangeserver.net.au mx:exchangeserver.net.au ~all"

Be sure to include the trailing dot (.) after your domain name, otherwise the record will be malformed and will fail. However, if you're using our DNS Manager, follow the instructions there, because trailing dots and quotations marks are not necessary.

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