Autodiscover settings (DNS) for google apps mail

Posted on 2014-08-19
Last Modified: 2016-07-13

I have a domain name registered and hosted on  The mx records point to google apps and mail flow is working that way.  But autodiscovery in Outlook still tries to authenticate against which is go daddy.

I think I need to modify the autodiscover cname record in the dns zone file but I haven't found what to change it to.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Question by:skykuhl
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    Google doesn't suport autodiscover but there is a work around. The requirements for autodiscover are the following:

    To work-around this you will need a web server
    1) create a DNS entry A record in the domain of the email address -
    i.e. A Autodiscover
    replace with the public ip address of your web server

    2) On the webserver create a website and apply an SSL certificate matching this name
    3) If using IIS create a script map so that *.xml is handled by %windir%\system32\inetsrv\asp.dll and allow POST and GET verbs
    4) In the website root create a subfolder called autodiscover
    5) Create a file in the called autodiscover.xml and paste in this code
    6) remove the pop or imap section from the list depending what you want users to use (or move one above the other for priority)
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"
    <Autodiscover xmlns="">

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    Thank you very much.
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    Wow!! Thank you

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