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Email-Autoconfig

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Autodiscover (Outlook) and Autoconfig (Thunderbird)

Recent NetManager builds support account auto-configuration for Outlook and Thunderbirds (and any other mail clients that support either of these mechanisms). Examples of this in operation can be found here: Thunderbird and Outlook

Prerequisites

  • You should already have a DNS A record for your mail server (e.g. mail.mydomain.com)
  • You should have SSL certificates in place and your webserver should be accessible from the outside world, i.e. http://mail.mydomain.com and https://mail.mydomain.com should work
  • You may need to set up a spoofed internal DNS record so that the external name (e.g. mail.mydomain.com) points to your internal IP address (depending on your firewalling)
  • You will probably want enable SMTP authentication for many of your users as auto-configured accounts will have this feature enabled

DNS changes required

To enable this to work, you will need to set up two DNS CNAME records for your external domain name(s):

  • autodiscover should be a CNAME to your mail server's external name (e.g. mail.mydomain.com)
  • autoconfig should be a CNAME to your mail server's external name (e.g. mail.mydomain.com)
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