Mandrill

How to set up DMARC for Mandrill in Valimail

Updated over a week ago
SPF(supported)
DKIM(recommended)

This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for Mandrill and how are they managed in Valimail. While only one of the two authentication methods is required for an email to pass DMARC, our recommendation is to configure both whenever possible.

Configuring DKIM authentication for your Mandrill emails

Note: You will first need to add your domain to Mandrill.

1. Open your Mandrill account and go to Settings > Domains.

2. Enter your domain name and click on Add button.

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3. After adding your domain, click on View DKIM Settings. You will find the DKIM record that contains the DKIM selector (mandrill) and the designated key value that you need to publish in Valimail Enforce.

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4. The next step is to add the Mandrill DKIM key in Valimail Enforce.

5. After publishing the TXT record in Valimail Enforce, click on the Test DNS Settings button in the Mandrill management console and check for a verification mark against your record.

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You can find the instructions on how to setup a DKIM key in Mandrill here.

Add a Mandrill DKIM key in Valimail

You can find more detailed information on how to add a DKIM key in Valimail, here:

Configuring SPF authentication for your Mandrill emails

Once you establish that Mandrill is an authorized sender for your domain, you will need to add the service in your Enabled Senders.

You will find more detailed information on how to add a service for your domain in Valimail, here:

Note: We encourage you to use the comment section for any useful information about your sending service, such as the name of the service owner, change request ticket numbers, etc.

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