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Email Settings Auto Discover lacking documentation

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by openaccess, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. openaccess

    openaccess Active Member

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    Since the rollout of 11.36 this morning it looks like the email settings auto discover feature, although "recommended" isn't really recommended (in tweak settings, it shows Off as default).

    The point here is there is no information on this new feature.

    I found in Tweak Settings >> Domains:
    Thunderbird and Outlook autodiscover and autoconfig support (enables proxy subdomain and SRV record creation)
    • Automatically create autodiscover and autoconfig proxy subdomains as well as the autodiscover SRV records needed for Outlook and Thunderbird email auto configuation for local domains. It is on. Off is labeled as "default".

    Tweak Settings#Domains is missing info. Are all patches like this lacking initial documentation? It feels rushed.

    Also, I found that with the setting on, all zone files have the follow A records added:
    autoconfig.domain.suffix A (same IP as mail?)
    autodiscover.domain.suffix A (same IP as mail?)
    _autodiscover._tcp SRV 0 0 443 cpanelemaildiscovery.cpanel.net.

    Where can we edit this "configuation"?
    It looks like the SRV values are: Priority Weight Port and Hostname...
     
    #1 openaccess, Mar 12, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  2. mpierik

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    I've been told almost a month ago that the documentation team is working on it. The link they refer to in the showcase is dead. I'd say this is really poor performance. How long can it take to document this? Is there an ETA on the documentation?
     
  3. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I've escalated the matter with site documentation to get it resolved.
     
  4. cPLaurenceS

    cPLaurenceS cPanel Staff - Technical Writer II (Cobra)
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    Greetings, y'all.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    The updated info for AutoConfig and AutoDiscover on the Tweaks page (Tweak Settings) just got published, it's syncing between the servers.

    The link for the Showcase is being corrected ASAP.

    Thanks,
    -ls

    Laurence Simon
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