Article overview

Help article

How do I configure Exchange on my BladeVPS to start using your mail service?

When you are using a BladeVPS at TransIP you can always use our mail service free of charge, also referred to as 'Carefree Mailing'. With this service you will always have the possibility to use our mail services after a one-time configuration of Exchange on your BladeVPS. When using the mail service you will no longer have to worry about mails being delivered in the spamfolder due to incorrect reverse DNS or SPF-records, or because a blacklist is blocking mails from your IP-address.

To successfully set this up you will need to perform some configuration changes on your VPS to make sure your VPS and domains are properly authenticated for the use of our platform.

Which information do I need to start using this?
  • Your username and password. These will be visible during the configuration within our control panel, but you can always look these up via 'Manage Your Mail Service' > 'Username & Password'.


  • The SPF-record (TXT) that is needed to allow our mailservers to send mail for your domain(s). If you have already set-up a SPF-record for a domain, adding "include:_spf.transip.email" to your current record is enough. If you don't have any SPF-record set up yet, you can add "@ 5Min TXT "v=spf1 include:_spf.transip.email ~all" to the DNS of the nameservers you are using. Should you have missed this record during the initial configuration, you can always view this in the control panel via 'Manage domain names' > 'My desired domain name is not listed' > 'Continue'.


  • The TXT-record in which your authentication hash can be found. This will need to be added to the DNS-records of every domain you want to use for mailing. Should you have missed this record during the initial configuration, you can always view this in the control panel via 'Manage domain names' > 'My desired domain name is not listed' > 'Continue'.


  • The DKIM-records which serve as an additional layer of verification for sending mail via our mail platform. DKIM-record can be seen as a sort of key where the public part (in the DNS-record) has to mach the private record that the mail server sends itself. Should you have missed this record during the initial configuration, you can always view this in the control panel via 'Manage domain names' > 'My desired domain name is not listed' > 'Continue'.



How do I configure Exchange on my BladeVPS for use of the mail service?
The configurator in the control panel will walk you through all the necessary steps via the console, but should you like to use RDP you can follow the steps listed below:
  1. Go to the Microsoft Exchange Admin Center (typically https://[CASServerName]/ecp) and sign in as a user who is part of the Exchange Administrators group.
  2. From the left menu, click Mail Flow.
  3. Click Send Connectors.
  4. Click the plus sign.
  5. Enter a name for the Send Connector (for example, TransIP).
  6. Under Type, select Internet.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Select Route mail through smart hosts.
  9. Click the plus sign and then enter vps.transip.email.
  10. Click Save. The endpoint you entered will appear in the SMART HOST box.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Select Basic authentication, then select Offer basic authentication only after starting TLS and then enter the user name and password you received from us for the mail service. The username and the password can be found in the control panel under ' Manage Your Mail Service' > 'Username & Password'.
  13. Click Next.
  14. Select the plus sign.
  15. Verify that 'Type' is SMTP, 'FQDN is *, and 'Cost' is 1.
  16. Select Save and then select Next.
  17. Click the plus sign.
  18. Select all transport servers you would like to apply this rule to and click Add. When you have added all the servers you want to send email through out platform, click Ok.
  19. Verify that the servers are added and then click Finish.
  20. You should now see a send connector for TransIP with an enabled status. All outbound mail will now be send through our mail platform.
  21. Should you experience issues with sending mail, check if the port is correctly set on 587. Our platform can not be used via port 25. Use the PowerShell to set the port via "Set-SendConnector “TransIP” -port 587".

Do you have a good idea?

Give us your idea! If it's popular we'll add it to the wishlist!

Has this article been helpful?

Create an account or log in to leave a rating.

Share this article

Comments

Create an account or log in to be able to leave a comment.

Are you stuck?

Ask one of our specialists to assist you

Contact us