One-time DNS Configuration for Microsoft Azure
Updated over a week ago

Sign in and Edit DNS Records

1. Sign in to Azure portal

2. Choose "DNS zones" from the row of icons at the top of the screen

3. On the "DNS Zones" page, choose the name of the domain that you want to configure

4. Choose "+ Record Set" to add a new record

The following steps will walk you through adding DMARC, SPF, and DKIM records.

DMARC

1. Create a record with:

  • Name: _dmarc

  • Type: NS

  • Value: ns.vali.email

2. Set the TTL to 300 seconds


You can pick another Time To Live value, but we recommend 600 seconds

3. Click 'OK'

4. Delete the “_dmarc” TXT record from your DNS zones after you’ve added the NS record (if one exists)

DKIM

Now you will need to create a similar NS record for the _domainkey subdomain.

1. Choose "+ Record Set" again to add a new record

2. Create a record with:

  • Name: _domainkey

  • Type: NS

  • Value: ns.vali.email

2. Set the TTL to 300 seconds

SPF

To delegate SPF to Valimail for email authentication, you'll need to add a TXT record that includes Valimail's SPF macro.

1. Remove any existing records that addresses SPF

2. Add the following TXT record for your domain:

  • Name: @

  • Type: TXT

  • Value: v=spf1 include:%{i}._ip.%{h}._ehlo.%{d}._spf.vali.email ~all

  • TTL: 300 seconds

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