Setting Up Mail.ru on Your Domain - DirectAdmin

Confirm Your Rights for the Domain

To confirm that the domain belongs to you, you must specify the TXT record in the domain settings.

  1. Add a domain to your control panel.
  2. Copy the text indicated on the "DNS check" tab on the domain confirmation page on the biz.mail.ru website.
  3. Then go to the DirectAdmin control panel: Admin Tools – DNS Administration - select the required domain.

    DNS Administation

  4. Fill in the fields for the TXT record. In the TXT field, enter the value from step 2 and click Add.
    Add TXT record
  5. Return to the window opened at step 2. Click Confirm.

Creating an MX Record

  1. Delete the standard MX record in the DirectAdmin panel:
    Delete standart MX record
  2. Add a new MX record and specify the following parameters in it:
    1. Name: your_domain_name. (a dot at the end is required!)
    2. Type: MX (mail server)
    3. Address: emx.mail.ru.
    4. Priority: 0

It takes several hours to verify the MX record. Upon completion of the verification, an email with the results will be sent to your email address.  

SPF Record

 

The SPF record protects against domain forgery and helps prevent emails sent from your addresses from getting into spam.

  1. Add TXT record in the domain settings of the control panel:
    Add new SPF record
  2. Paste the following parameters:
    1. Name: your_domain_name. (a dot at the end is required!)
    2. Type: TXT (text record)
    3. Address: "v = spf1 redirect = _spf.mail.ru" (in quotes!)

If you have any questions, please create a ticket to technical support.