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How to redirect OVH Outlook Web Access to a more friendly name


JakeMS
19-07-2013, 20:58
Quote Originally Posted by macole111
I would use a web redirect (i.e a webserver with the header location set to https://ssl0.ovh.net/owa) for OWA.

But for Outlook you really need to run your own server with an expensive SSL cert to customise that address, never used OVH Exchange hosting though so they might be able to sort it for you anyway.

-macole111
While I agree with you on the point of running your own mail server is the better option if viable.

I have to disagree with the "with an expensive SSL cert" part. For a simple mail server I don't think there is much need for expensive SSL certificates.

Personally, I'd opt for a cert specific to say, a sub domain like mail.domain.com with a basic verified one from say StartSSL or Namecheap (the cheaper options) if it's only for a mail server for personal or in-house business use there is no need for an expensive SSL certificate unless you are re-selling email addresses or hosting emails for others.

As long as it can secure the connection from A to B without triggering SSL errors it should be fine.

But, that's just my opinion .

Neil
18-07-2013, 16:46
Hi

You could create a CNAME to redirect to that address or to the exchange server address like xc0.mail.ovh.net - You would get an SSL Error but if you accepted the error then you could use it from then on.

macole111
18-07-2013, 16:11
I would use a web redirect (i.e a webserver with the header location set to https://ssl0.ovh.net/owa) for OWA.

But for Outlook you really need to run your own server with an expensive SSL cert to customise that address, never used OVH Exchange hosting though so they might be able to sort it for you anyway.

-macole111

luminous
18-07-2013, 15:57
Hi all

My OWA address for OVH is:
https://ssl0.ovh.net/owa

I would like to alter my DNS settings so that it can be something along the lines of:

mail.mydomain.co.uk or
owa.mydomain.co.uk or
www.mydomain.co.uk/mail etc

I'd just like it to be a bit easier to remember, and will be useful when I come to setup client email accounts as well.