Microsoft Online – Part 3

Once you have a SMTP domain configured, the next step (if you prefer) is to setup inbound messaging. As I stated in a previous post, this wouldn’t be the case if you are standing up Microsoft Online in a side-by-side configuration and are planning to migrate your in-house implementation to the server.

To setup inbound messaging (begin accepting email on your implementation), Navigate to the Service tb and select the Exchange Online option. Once there highlight the domain that you would like to configure and select edit.

If the domain has already been configured and Inbound messaging is the only thing that you need to configure, go straight to the Inbound Messaging tab. Before clicking “Enable”, you will need to have your current MX record modified to point to:

Once the MX record is updated, click the Enable button to proceed.

Once you are complete, click Save and you are now able to both send and receive from this domain through Microsoft Online. That of course requires having users…. which is the topic of Part 4…


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