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MX Update for Microsoft Services Feb 26, 2014

If you are still using as your MX record in conjunction with any of the Microsoft hosted e-mail services such as FOPE (Forefront Online Protection for Exchange) it may be time to update to

Recently we learned that one of the IP addresses backing the DNS record has stopped responding to network requests. Upon further investigation turns out this legacy DNS record is being deprecated and Microsoft asks everyone to use the newer record.

The old record has been around for the better part of a decade and has survived through an acquisition by Sprint and then a move to Microsoft, but it looks like it’s finally time for retirement.