How to set up my domain with Exchange Online with Office 365?


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Added: 02.08.2013 12:51:56     Last updated: 03.10.2016 08:01:53

If you have an email client from Microsoft (Office 365) you can set up via the client portal and the DNS control.

Step 1 - Add the following in the zone file (see picture below)
1. Change MX pointer in the "Data" label from yourdomain.net to:
yourdomain-net.mail.protection.outlook.com
Remember to change yourdomain.net to the domain you wish to make the changes for.
Set TTL to 3600 (1 hour).
Click "Update".

2. Change the listing for autodiscover.
Change "Type" to "CNAME".
Under "Data" add:
autodiscover.outlook.com.
Set TTL to 3600 (1 hour).
Click "Update".

3. Change the listing for SPF/TXT.
Change "Data" to:
"v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all"
Set TTL to 3600 (1 hour).
Click "Update".

Step 2 - Remove old listings (see picture below)
1. Remove DKIM listing.
Click X.
Confirm by clicking "Delete".

2. Remove Autoconfig SRV listing.
Click X.
Confirm by clicking "Delete".

3. Remove Autodiscover SRV listing.
Click X.
Confirm by clicking "Delete".

The listing for email to PRO ISP services is now removed and will not cause problems with automatical setup of email account with Microsoft.
Email with Microsoft (Office 365) is now set up.
The changes will be effectively within 0-24 hours after the changes has been made.

Tips:
If you wish to use automatical email setup, the MX entry must be changed from local to external delivery in cPanel.
See guide for how to here