Introduction

This article will go over the basic DNS configuration to get you started on using your domain in our email solution. DNS is a critical component for how mail gets routed over the internet, each remote email service and email clients like outlook will use these settings when determines where to connect.

The DNS Configuration in this document will be broken down into three sections; Inbound, Outbound and Client.

Inbound

The following entry is your Mail eXchange (MX) record need for receiving inbound emails;

Godaddy

TypeNameDataTTL
MX@mx.nmsrvmail.com3600

RAW

yourname.com.                     MX  10                    mx.nmsrvmail.com.

Outbound

The following entries authenticate our mail servers as the authoritative ones for your domain, these setting must be in place to prevent your mail from ending up in the junk folder.

Godaddy

TypeNameDataTTL
TXT@v=spf1 mx a:mx2.nmsrvmail.com ~all3600
TXT_dmarcv=DMARC1; p=quarantine; rua=mailto:postmaster@yourdomain.com3600
TXTdkim._domainkeyv=DKIM1; p=[provided to you upon sign-up]3600

RAW

yourdomain.com                                      TXT                         "v=spf1 mx a:mx2.nmsrvmail.com ~all"
_dmarc.yourdomain.com.                       TXT                          "v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; rua=mailto:postmaster@yourdomain.com"
dkim._domainkey.yourdomain.com.      TXT                           "v=DKIM1; p=[provided to you upon sign-up]"

Client Entries

The following entries will enable auto detection for email clients.

Godaddy

TypeNameDataTTL
CNAMEautodiscoverautodiscover.nmsrvmail.com.3600
TypeServiceProtocolNameValuePriorityWeightPortTTL
SRV_autodiscover_tcp@autodiscover.yourdomain.com.004433600
SRV_submission_tcp@mx.nmsrvmail.com.015873600
SRV_imaps_tcp@mx.nmsrvmail.com.019933600
SRV_pop3s_tcp@mx.nmsrvmail.com.019953600

RAW

autodiscover.yourdomain.com.                    CNAME                      autodiscover.nmsrvmail.com.
_autodiscover._tcp.yourdomain.com.         SRV 0 1 443              autodiscover.yourdomain.com.
_submission._tcp.yourdomain.com.            SRV 0 1 587              mx.nmsrvmail.com.
_imaps._tcp.yourdomain.com.                     SRV 0 1 993              mx.nmsrvmail.com.
_pop3s._tcp.yourdomain.com.                    SRV 0 1 995              mx.nmsrvmail.com.
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