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Alibaba Mail Configuration Guide

Last Updated: Mar 05, 2019

## # Alibaba Mail Configuration Guide

After you purchase AliMail mailbox , you can configure your mailbox as follows.
You can follow these steps: 1. Add a resolution record.    2. Set a password.   3. Create a user account.   4. Complete the configuration.
Take AliMail Standard Edition as an example. If you purchase the Enterprise Edition, for more information about how to create sub-accounts and DNS resolution, see Create domain for AliMail Group Edition.
Step 1: Add a resolution recordNote: In order to use the mailbox properly, you must correctly configure the DNS resolution for the mailbox. Otherwise, the mailbox delivery service fails.
After logging on, you can enter the Management Console, select Enterprise Email, click Management for the purchased mailbox, and select the Configure Resolution label.

Host name Resolution record type Priority Resolution record value
@ MX 5 mx1.sg.aliyun.com.
@ MX 10 mx2.sg.aliyun.com.
pop3 CNAME - pop.sg.aliyun.com
smtp CNAME - smtp.sg.aliyun.com
imap CNAME - imap.sg.aliyun.com
mail CNAME - mail.sg.aliyun.com.
@ TXT v=spf1 include:spf.sg.aliyun.com -all
  1. If the domain name and mailbox are registered by the same member, the system binds the domain name and the mailbox automatically after you follow the instructions to click Add Resolution.
  2. If you cannot resolve the domain name of your mailbox, for example: the mailbox is not registered by the same member with the domain name or the domain name is registered in a different service provider, see Configuring mailbox resolution or follow the instructions on the page.
    Note: If the suffix of your mailbox is a domain name that ends with .cn, the resolution of the mailbox domain name takes effect after the domain name is validated.
    Note: If the DNS resolution is provided by Alibaba Cloud, the resolution takes effect in about 10 minutes after you configure the resolution successfully. You can wait a while.
    The resolution status of the mailbox domain name is described as follows:
    Status 1: Domain name resolution takes effect. You can use the mailbox delivery service and manage the mailbox.
    Status 2: Domain name resolution does not take effect. You cannot use webmail and mailbox delivery service on the client because the resolution is not pointed to the mailbox correctly. However, other features such as creating accounts and moving your mailbox are not affected.
    The resolution does not take effect and the system will regularly refresh. The resolution status is changed automatically after the resolution is enabled. You can also refresh the status manually.
    You can check the resolution status manually as follows:
    After logging on, you can enter the Management Console, select Enterprise Email, click Management of the purchased mailbox after Resolution not Effective ,and click Resolution Result. The system will check whether the domain name resolution takes effect automatically. If the resolution takes effect, the status is changed to Resolution Effective automatically. If the resolution does not take effect, you can wait a while.

Step 2: Set the administrator password for the mailbox.
Note: When you log on to the mailbox for the first time, you need to change the administrator password of the mailbox.
You can enter the Management Console, select Enterprise Email, and click Management for the purchased mailbox.

  1. Set administrator password for AliMail Standard Edition
  2. Set administrator password for AliMail Enterprise Edition

2. Create user accounts

  1. Log on to the webmail to manage user accounts
    Create a user account for AliMail Standard Edition:
    Before the resolution takes effect, you can temporarily access mail.mxhichina.comto log on.
    After the resolution takes effect, you can log on to the mailbox using mail. with correct user name and password.
    Note: If you log on as the administrator, you are directed to the Enterprise Email Domain Management page. If you are writing an email, you can click Enterprise Email Domain Management on the top-right corner to enter the page.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the Enterprise Email Domain Management page, click Employee Account Management.
  3. Click Create Account or use batch operation to Import/Export accounts.
  4. After you enter the information, click Save. The account is created successfully.
    Configuration guide for commonly used client software:
    We recommend that you use SSL connection for security. You need to ensure that the encrypted ports 465, 995, and 993 are allowed on your network.
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    If the issue persists, contact the customer service center.