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Since Plesk Obsidian RC4, users’ Microsoft Outlook and Thunderbird mail clients can now be automatically configured based on entered emails.
I have written an autodiscovery mechanism for my clients which works.
It works for Outlook and for Thunderbird.
I know of 3 mechanisms to autodiscover mail settings.
As far as I discovered, these are:
* Microsoft's autodiscover (used by Outlook)
* Thunderbird's autoconfig (used by Thunderbird)
* rfc6186 (afaik not used by any mail client)
I have written scripts that are running on the DNS-server (mine is a seperate Plesk server) that create the DNS-records for each domain that has an MX-record pointing to a server of mine. It will delete those records if the MX goes foreign.
On the mailservers I have a wildcard certificate of the company I work for.
Each domain will connect to a subdomain of my company's domain where the subdomain is the FQDN of the client's domain with its dot replaced by a dash (wildcard certificates go only 1 level deep).
The SRV records (rfc6186 and outlook) and the CNAME (thunderbird) will be created in the client's domain.
The target of these records are pointing to a CNAME in my company's domain.
The CNAME in the company's domain will point to mail.<clientdomain>.
It's explained (partly) here: https://talk.plesk.com/threads/ssl-certificates-for-mail-server.342531/
I don't have a full write-up.
The main reason is time and it's also very customized to my situation