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2013-05-03 10:34 am EST

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I would like to setup my domain email through windows live custom domain. I need access to my domain registrar DNS MX record
DNS record type: MX
DNS record type: TXT

Need access to the above and possibly other records.

how do you get do that?


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Mail setup (required)
To set up mail and prove ownership of this domain, you must create an MX record through your domain registrar. Use the following settings:
DNS record type: MX
MX server:
TTL: 3600 or 1 hour
Priority: 10 (or High priority)
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Prove domain ownership (optional)
If you would like to prove the ownership of domain and create users without setting up mail, you can use one of the following methods for up to 30 days. After 30 days, you will need to set up an MX record for mail routing as shown above.
If your domain registrar allows you to create TXT records, use these settings:
DNS record type: TXT
Value: v=msv1 t=bd5448fe983240adc362c512d91774
More information
If your domain registrar allows you to create MX records, use these settings:
DNS record type: MX
Value: bd5448fe983240adc362c512d91774.msv1.invalid
Priority: Higher value than existing records, or Low priority.
More information
Server trust (recommended)
Create a TXT record to allow other mail servers to trust email originating from your domain. Also known as sender ID configuration, this setting will help prevent your mail from being marked as junk mail. Use the following settings:
DNS record type: TXT
Value: v=spf1 ~all
TTL: 3600 or 1 hour (if requested)
More information
Messenger configuration (recommended)
To federate Messenger with other compatible networks, you need to create the following SRV record in DNS.
DNS record type: SRV
Protocol: _tcp
Domain Name:
Priority: 10 (or High priority)
Weight: 2
Port: 5061
More information
5 Points
2013-05-03 12:18 pm EST
Hello tbaweb, and thanks for the question.

As James had mentioned, in order to get these DNS records setup you'd need to modify your DNS records, that article covers how you'd go about editing your MX records.

Then if you needed to add a TXT DNS record you'd want to use the Advanced DNS Zone Editor in cPanel.

Because the email account you submitted this question under isn't linked to any account with us, please be sure to send an email to and be sure to verify your account with either the last 4 digits of the current credit card on file, or the current AMP password if you needed or assistance setting this up for you.

If you had any other questions at all, please let us know.

- Jacob
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2013-05-03 01:26 pm EST



5,889 Points
2013-05-03 11:09 am EST
Thank you for your question tbaweb!

MX records can be edited through the MX entry of your cPanel Please see the following on this.

<a href=""">Modifying your MX records</a>

As for the TXT record. The TXT record requires access to the <a href="">Advanced DNS editor</a>. On shared servers, you will need <a href="">tech support</a> to add the record.

If you are on a VPS or a Dedicated server, If the <a href="">Advanced DNS Zone Editor is enabled</a>, you can edit it through your cPanel.

Best Regards,
James R

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