Namecheap Private Email DNS records setup for domains registered with GoDaddy

If your domain is registered with GoDaddy and uses GoDaddy's nameservers (e.g. nsXX.domaincontrol.com/nsYY.domaincontrol.com), follow these steps to configure Private Email DNS records:

1. Sign into your GoDaddy account.
2. Click Manage All next to the Domains section:



3. Open the drop-down list next to the domain in question and select Manage DNS:



4. Look for the existing MX records in the Records table. If you find any MX records, click Edit next to the existing MX record and Delete to confirm.

5. To direct email to your Private Email account, you have to add new MX records for your domain. Use Add at the bottom of the Records section to add the following MX records:

Type: MX | Host: @ | Points to: mx1.privateemail.com | Priority: 10 | Leave the default value in the TTL field
Type: MX | Host: @ | Points to: mx2.privateemail.com | Priority: 10 | Leave the default value in the TTL field




6. Next, add SPF record. The purpose of an SPF record is to detect and prevent spammers from sending messages with forged From addresses using your domain:

Type: TXT | Host: @ | TXT Value: v=spf1 include:spf.privateemail.com ~all | Leave the default value in the TTL field.



7. The last step is to add CNAME and SRV records. Here is the list of the records to add:

Type: CNAME | Host: mail | Points to: privateemail.com | TTL: default
Type: CNAME | Host: autoconfig | Points to: privateemail.com | TTL: default
Type
: CNAME | Host: autodiscover | Points to: privateemail.com | TTL: default



Type: SRV | Service: _autodiscover | Protocol: _tcp
Name: @ | Target: privateemail.com | Priority: 0
Weight: 0 | Port: 443 | TTL: default



Save the changes. Allow up to 30-40 minutes for the records to propagate.


That's it!




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