What does Namecheap Private Email DNS verification imply?

Each Namecheap Private Email subscription should be activated before it becomes usable.

Subscriptions purchased for domains registered with Namecheap are being activated automatically in several minutes after purchase. But we need to verify ownership of domain names registered with other registrars to prevent cases of unauthorized usage of email addresses under third-party domain names. For that purpose, our system checks MX records set for domains assigned to new Namecheap Private Email subscriptions.

All incoming mail appears to be routed to our mail servers after our MX records are set, and this serves as a proof having administrative access to the domain name in question, and intents to use our email service. Once proper records are detected certain subscription is activated. These are the records that should be set:

Hostname
Record Type
Priority
Weight
Port
Value
yourdomain.com
MX
10


mx1.privateemail.com
yourdomain.com
MX
10


mx2.privateemail.com
mail.yourdomain.com
CNAME



privateemail.com
yourdomain.com
TXT



v=spf1 include:spf.privateemail.com ~all
autodiscover.yourdomain.com
CNAME



privateemail.com
autoconfig.yourdomain.com
CNAME



privateemail.com
_autodiscover._tcp.yourdomain.com
SRV
0
0
443
privateemail.com

Our system will be checking presence of the record each 15 minutes, and the Namecheap Private Email subscription will be activated once the record is detected.

The MX record is an obligatory one to be set, but here you can find other DNS records, that we recommend to set for improving mail delivery and for making access to webmail interface easier.

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