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E-mail with Office 365

Please follow these steps to direct e-mail to Office 365:

  1. Log into the Domain Name Management System
  2. Click the domain to update
  3. Click E-mail Forwarding, Web Site Forwarding, and Custom DNS
  4. Read the warning, agree to the Terms of Service, and click Enable
  5. Select TXT from the Add New Record menu, enter this information, and click Add Record
    Host Name: @
    Text: Enter the text record requested in the Office 365 set up. It should look something like MS=msXXXXXXXX

Next, log in to Office 365 and verify that they see the TXT record. When they verify the record, they will provide you with the MX record to use. Then you can return to the Custom DNS interface to add that record:

  1. Select MX from the Add New Record menu, enter this information, and click Add Record
    Host Name: @
    Priority: 0
    Mail Server: Enter the record requested in the Office 365 set up
  2. Select CNAME from the Add New Record menu, and click >> More five times
  3. Enter this information, and click Add Record
    Alias: autodiscover
    Points To: autodiscover.outlook.com
    Alias: lyncdiscover
    Points To: webdir.online.lync.com
    Alias: msoid
    Points To: clientconfig.microsoftonline-p.net
    Alias: sip
    Points To: sipdir.online.lync.com
    Alias: enterpriseregistration
    Points To: enterpriseregistration.windows.net
    Alias: enterpriseenrollment
    Points To: enterpriseenrollment.manage.microsoft.comThe last two are only necessary with Mobile Device Management (MDM).
  4. Select TXT from the Add New Record menu, enter this information, and click Add Record
    Host Name: @
    Text: v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all
  5. Select SRV from the Add New Record menu, enter this information, and click Add Record
    Host Name: _sip._tls
    Priority: 100
    Weight: 1
    Port: 443
    Target: sipdir.online.lync.com
  6. Select SRV from the Add New Record menu, enter this information, and click Add Record
    Host Name: _sipfederationtls._tcp
    Priority: 100
    Weight: 1
    Port: 5061
    Target: sipfed.online.lync.com