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I am using outlook.com for emails(info@example.com) and have pointed the mx records accordingly. We have a feature on the website(Django App) where an email notification is sent to the user after completing some activity. I am using the live.com's smtp to send these mails(noreply@example.com) but they seem to be banning my email account as they feel I am spamming. Also sending emails with the live.com's smtp is very slow. I want to now use the WebFaction's smtp.

Can I use smtp.webfaction and still use my email with outlook.com?

asked 14 Mar '13, 05:27

aminmemon
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Yes, you can use WebFaction for SMTP while using some other service for in-bound email. Take a look at this documentation: Using Google Apps for Email

The above document is written specifically for using Google Apps Email, but you can use it as a guide for outlook.com as well. Here is where you can create your Outlook.com MX Record:

https://domains.live.com/default.aspx

Sign up for Custom Domain mail service at the above URL. You will then be presented with your MX record. It will be something like "d530a37a82e87d42848c22d6e8bd74.pamx1.hotmail.com". You can then create the following MX overrides in the WebFaction Control Panel:

Priority | Server
---------------------------------------          
   10    | YOUR_MX_ID.pamx1.hotmail.com

...and this is a good value for your DNS TXT Record:

v=spf1 a:smtp.webfaction.com include:hotmail.com ~all

Let me know if you have any questions. :)

~Christopher S.

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answered 14 Mar '13, 16:59

likebike
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edited 14 Mar '13, 17:14

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