Autodiscover settings (DNS) for google apps mail

Schuyler Kuhl
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Greetings,

I have a domain name registered and hosted on GoDaddy.com.  The mx records point to google apps and mail flow is working that way.  But autodiscovery in Outlook still tries to authenticate against secureserver.net 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,

Sky
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Google doesn't suport autodiscover but there is a work around. The requirements for autodiscover are the following:
    https://contoso.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
    https://autodiscover.contoso.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml

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 127.0.0.1
replace 127.0.0.1 with the public ip address of your web server

2) On the webserver create a website autodiscover.example.com 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="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/autodiscover/responseschema/2006">
<Response
xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/autodiscover/outlook/responseschema/2006a">
<Account>
<AccountType>email</AccountType>
<Action>settings</Action>
<Protocol>
<Type>IMAP</Type>
<Server>imap.gmail.com</Server>
<Port>993</Port>
<DomainRequired>on</DomainRequired>
<SPA>off</SPA>
<SSL>on</SSL>
<AuthRequired>on</AuthRequired>
</Protocol>
<Protocol>
<Type>POP3</Type>
<Server>pop.gmail.com</Server>
<Port>995</Port>
<DomainRequired>on</DomainRequired>
<SPA>off</SPA>
<SSL>on</SSL>
<AuthRequired>on</AuthRequired>
</Protocol>
<Protocol>
<Type>SMTP</Type>
<Server>smtp.gmail.com</Server>
<Port>465</Port>
<DomainRequired>on</DomainRequired>
<SPA>off</SPA>
<SSL>on</SSL>
<AuthRequired>on</AuthRequired>
<UsePOPAuth>on</UsePOPAuth>
<SMTPLast>off</SMTPLast>
</Protocol>
</Account>
</Response>
</Autodiscover>

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Thank you very much.

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Wow!! Thank you

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