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outlook.com custom address on behalf of email

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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:51

I use a simple email forwarder on my website cPanel to forward email to a Gmail address and as Gmail allows you to set custom outgoing SMTP servers, then I can silently send and receive email through Gmail, but to the external user, it is all direct from my website.

Basically, this allows me to send mail from a me@mysite.com address without the email being received from "blahblah@outlook.com on behalf of me@mysite.com", it just says "From: me@mysite.com". If I didn't use the outgoing servers, then it would email with the "on behalf of" rubbish.
I've already added my custom address to my outlook.com account.

However outlook.com / hotmail / live mail doesn't seem to have the option to set custom outgoing servers. I've heard the only way to get round this is setting up live domains on my domain name, which is all great but will make it more difficult if and when I decide to change primary email management (IE, go back to Gmail).

Is there anything else I can do?


#2 metallithrax

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 09:54

Why not stay as you are? Is there a reason to change to outlook.com if things are working at the minute?

#3 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:26

Because I like outlook.coms interface better than Gmails?

#4 articuno1au

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:28

domains.live.com

You can have hotmail actually host your email.

That's what I do for all my mail sites and servers.

#5 vetCalum

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:32

I do what articuno1au does. It's great. I can login using the email address for my domain, and email sent to that address is hosted there :)

#6 metallithrax

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 18:03

Because I like outlook.coms interface better than Gmails?


That's a fair enough answer. :D

#7 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 15:06

So just to make sure, if I sign up to domains.live.com (heard of before but seemed like too much work), then I can send email from "me@mysite.com" without it arriving as "email@outlook.com on behalf of me@mysite.com"?

Also, does anyone know if Live Domains work with the Hotmail Android app?

#8 OP Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 16:36

Okay, I think I've done it but I have a couple of questions:

Signed in as mynewaddress@outlook.com and set up live domains.

CPanel > MX Entry >
I changed the record which was 0 / mysite.com to 0 / <string of random>.pam1.hotmail.com
Is that right?

EDIT: Seems not as I tried sending an email to that address which then came back undeliverable :/ Although is that because I haven't set up a special user with that email address through Windows Live Domains?


CPanel > Advanced DNS Zone Editor >
I added two TXT domains:
domain.mysite.com. / 3600 / v=msv1 t=<random letters and numbers
domaintrust.mysite.com. / 3600 / <the include "~hotmail.com" thing>
Is this the correct entries here?

Windows Live Domains tells me it's active and okay.

Do I have to set up a special user?
I am signed in as mynewaddress@outlook.com, so do I have to create separate users (like me@mysite.com) or can I just send mail from me@mysite.com which is added as an additional address, which will then be received as coming from that address (IE, no "on behalf of").

EDIT: Seems not again, I sent a mail which then said "on behalf of".


So basically, Outlook.com doesn't support me signed in as "me@outlook.com" sending mail as a confirmed "me@mysite.com" without sticking "on behalf of" on the email.
Not exactly a difficult request but no wonder so many people continue to use Gmail :/