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I'm setting up DNS records for Microsoft Online Services. Microsoft's documentation specifies the following records be added; I just wanted to confirm I am setting this up correctly:

Type Priority Host name Points to address TTL
MX 0 @ <domain>.mail.eo.outlook.com 1 Hour
CNAME - autodiscover autodiscover.outlook.com 1 Hour

Type TXT Name TXT Value TTL
TXT @ v=spf1 include:outlook.com ~all 1 Hour

In Webfaction I would:
1. Create an MX record <domain>.mail.eo.outlook.com for the domain
2. Create a subdomain autodiscover.<domain>
3. Create a CNAME record autodiscover.outlook.com for the subdomain autodiscover.<domain>
4. Create a TXT record v=spf1 include:outlook.com ~all for the domain

Is this correct? Thanks.

asked 10 Nov '12, 15:07

pbg
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edited 10 Nov '12, 15:14


The steps are correct. Please make sure that under step 1 you select external email to send the Domain emails records to the appropriate place.

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answered 10 Nov '12, 15:30

aaront ♦♦
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How long does it take for for Microsoft to be able to verify the domain once all of this is implemented? I have added everything mentioned in this thread about 20 minutes ago and it's still not verifying.

(15 Jul '14, 15:01) corydean

Since your TTLs are 1 hour, it will take at least 2 hours, but if the microsoft DNS servers cache values for longer (and do not respect the TTL) then it could take longer- up to 48 hours at most.

(16 Jul '14, 00:35) ryans ♦♦
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