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autodiscover for email settings for linux and windows

autodiscover for email settings for linux and windows

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  • Scott Benton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just adding a 'me too' here. Ideally, if it is possible for end user mail client to auto discover the mail server address (mail.domain.tld / pop.domain.tld / smtp.domain.tld etc.) and the correct port numbers, depending on SSL vs non. In my case, POP and SMTP are server from the same URL (mail.mydomain.com), and using SSL (ports 995 / 587). Given the differences in config. screens for various mail clients, it is very time consuming to maintain 'how to' information for clients, who are frequently non-technical users, and need to configure this info on both desktop and mobile devices.

  • Randy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a very useful feature, may also help to be able to have default settings for the server as a whole, that could be overridden on a domain/domain basis. IE: in my case I have the ssl cert for the server set for a specific host name, and would be nice to set the auto discover for each domain to use that domain, but also allow the client to override the default settings if their specific situation required.

  • Robb commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. This is an critical feature to reduce client email configuration support requests.

  • Manuel Rios commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It will be the most ussefull thing implemented.

    Client ticket request about mail setting are the 90% of the cases.
    +3 Votes!

  • Tozz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There are multiple ways to setup autodiscover.. A new way is defined in a new RFC, but due to Plesk's DNS bugs it is not possible to use them. eg, these commands fail:

    # Plesk Parallels bug ID: PPPM-2640

    /opt/psa/bin/server_dns --add -srv '' -srv-service _imaps -srv-target-host mail.X.nl -srv-protocol _tcp -srv-port 993 -srv-priority 0 -srv-weight 0
    /opt/psa/bin/server_dns --add -srv '' -srv-service imap -srv-target-host mail.X.nl. -srv-protocol TCP -srv-port 143 -srv-priority 5 -srv-weight 0
    /opt/psa/bin/server_dns --add -srv '' -srv-service pop3s -srv-target-host mail.X.nl. -srv-protocol TCP -srv-port 995 -srv-priority 10 -srv-weight 0
    /opt/psa/bin/server_dns --add -srv '' -srv-service pop3 -srv-target-host mail.X.nl. -srv-protocol TCP -srv-port 110 -srv-priority 20 -srv-weight 0
    /opt/psa/bin/server_dns --add -srv '' -srv-service submission -srv-target-host mail.X.nl. -srv-protocol TCP -srv-port 587 -srv-priority 0 -srv-weight 0

    The Outlook way of using autodiscover requires SSL certificates on the autodiscover domain and is thus a bit more tricky to setup. Lets hope the autodiscovery using DNS gets quickly implemented in all mail clients.

    I believe, as this DNS autodiscover is relatively simple, it should be sufficient to configure these records in the default-installation DNS template.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Maybe you know them from Microsoft Exchange...
    It's the redirector wehn you set up an outlook or similar application..
    If autodiscover is working, you just need to insert the eMail-address and the password, all other settings wcomes automatically

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