This tutorial will guide you through the steps to set up your DNS in the Hosting Control Panel to direct email to your hosted email with Office 365, Microsoft Outlook, or Microsoft Outlook through GoDaddy. These settings only apply if you either have your domain registered with Sharefaith, or have your Name Servers pointed to ns1.sharefaithwebsites.net, ns2.sharefaithwebsites.net and ns3.sharefaithwebsites.net.

 

Before proceeding with this tutorial you should already have a Exchange Online account set up and email addresses @yourdomain.com through Microsoft. To find more information about Microsoft Office 365 for Non-profits please see: Office 365 Nonprofit

 

1.  Log into your Hosting Control Panel

The credentials for your Hosting Control Panel were included in the email you received when your first started your Sharefaith Website


 

2.  On the left panel, click Domain Settings







 

 
 3.  If you have only one domain, skip to step 4. If you have multiple domains click the edit pencil to the right of the domain you wish to edit.

4.  Click the edit pencil to the right of DNS Conifiguration

5.  If there are records pointing to sharefaithwebsites.net (example: mail5.sharefaithwebsites.net) or Truepath, delete them by clicking the X
 to the right. There should be 3 records that need to be deleted.


6.  Now we will insert the verification code you should have received from Microsoft when you first signed up. It should look something like this: 
MS=msXXXXXXXX  (Do not copy, this is an example and will not work for your settings)
How do I find my Verification Code?

7.  Click Add DNS TXT Record
8.  Fill in the following:

Name: (blank)
TTL: 3600
Data: (paste your verification code here)
 
9.  Click Submit


**After step 9 you will need to wait a few minutes for the record to update across the internet. Then go to your Microsoft account to confirm the verification**


10.  Now we will insert the domain key from Microsoft. This will look similar to <domain-key>.mail.protection.outlook.com
(Do not copy, this is an example and will not work for your settings)
How do I find this? 


11.  To Add the Microsoft MX (Mail Exchanger) records click Add DNS MX Record

12.  Fill in the following information
Name: (leave blank)
TTL: 3600
Priority: 10
Data: (insert your domain key).mail.protection.outlook.com 



13.  To add the Microsoft DNS records click Add DNS CNAME Record

14.  Fill in the following information
Name: autodiscover
TTL: 3600
Data: autodiscover.outlook.com

15.  Click Submit

16.  Repeat steps 6-8 with the below information, you can input one line each time
Name                  
TTL              
Data
lyncdiscover
3600
webdir.online.lync.com
msoid
3600
clientconfig.microsoftonline-p.net
sip
3600
sipdir.online.lync.com


Now we will add a TXT record to help prevent email Spam.

IMPORTANT   You cannot have more than one TXT record for SPF for a domain. (If your domain has more than one SPF record, it may result in email errors, as well as delivery and spam classification issues.) If you already have an SPF record for your domain, then add the required Office 365 values to the current record so that you have a single SPF record that includes both sets of values. Need examples? Check out these details and sample SPF records. To validate your SPF record, you can use one of these SPF validation tools.


17.  Click Add DNS TXT Record


18.  Fill in the following information: 
Name: *leave blank*
TTL: 3600
Data: v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all



Finally, there are two SRV Records that need to be added. Microsoft will provide you ones that have a Name, Protocol, Weight, Port, Priority and Data/Target. Those have to be modified slightly to be input in the system, please use the data provided in the steps below



19.  Click Add DNS SRV Record


20.  Fill in the following information
Name: _sip._tls
TTL: 3600
Priority: 10
Weight: 1
Port: 443
Data: sipdir.online.lync.com

21.  Click 
Submit

22.  Click Add DNS SRV Record

23.  Fill in the following information

Name: _sipfederationtls._tcp
TTL: 3600
Priority: 0
Weight: 1
Port: 5061
Data: sipfed.online.lync.com

24.  Click Submit




 Your DNS records are now set up to forward your email to your Microsoft account. Most servers should update your new mail records within an hour. Some servers may take up to 24-48 hours to update your new mail records.
 
**For additional links and information please visit the Microsoft Office 365 Setup Tutorial.

 

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