Office365 setting up email in Exchange Online using a custom domain

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Before you can use Lync, SharePoint Online and Exchange Online with a custom domain you need to add your custom domain to Office365, see my post on vanity domains to do that. Follow these steps to complete setup of Exchange Online.

1. “Edit domain intent” of the domain to include “Exchange Online”

2. Get the DNS settings and add the records to your DNS  these will look something like this:-

DNSSettings

The @ that is in the Host name and the TXT Name didn’t work for me, I left this blank and it worked well.

My settings look like this:

ExchangeonlineDNS

One hour is express in seconds I think but it didn’t make any difference.

3. Create a user with the new domain – you can select the domain when creating the user.

4. Assign an exchange license to the user.

5. That’s it – your new user should now be joe.bloggs@customdomain.com  for example. Login as this user and send a few test emails before setting everyone else up.

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