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Office 365 How-To

Last modified: March 15, 2021
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Steps 1: Gather information needed for the MX pointing

1. Login into Office 365 with the valid account

2. Click on Admin

3. Under Management, click on Domains

4. Proceed as instructed to add in the domain

5. Click on Pending Verification next to the domain

6. From the Verify domain page, records the address (Example 123xyz) information to proceed further.

Step 2: Create a new TXT or MX records for verification: 

TXT

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Record Type for TXT: @ or Empty

TXT Value: MS=123xyz(May get once you have the records from office 365)

TTL: 3600

MX

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Hostname: @ or domain name

Value: 123xyz

Priority: Lower the value higher the priority (Example: 0)

TTL: 3600

Step 3: Verify Domain

1. Login into Office 365 with the valid account

2. Click on Admin

3. Under Management, click on Domains

4. Proceed as instructed to add in the domain

5. Click on Pending Verification next to the domain

6. From the Verify domain page, click on verify

7. If verification successful, a dialog will appear to inform your that your domain has been added into your account

8. If verification failed, it means that your domain may need more time to propagate.

8. Click on Finish , and the domain shall be listed as Active

Steps 4: Add the MX records

Records type: MX

Priority: 0

Hostname: @

Destination Address: 123xyz

TTL: 3600

Steps 5: Add 4 CNAME records 

Add 4 CNAME records 

Note: Advisable to use 3600 seconds instead of 1 hours

Steps 6: Add in SPF records to prevent email spam 

Add in SPF records to prevent email spam 

Steps 7: Add SRV records

Add SRV records

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