Clever Elements

How to set up DMARC for Clever Elements in Valimail

Updated over a week ago

This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for Clever Elements and how they are 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 Clever Elements emails

To start the process and then check the result, first proceed as follows:

  1. In the main menu, click Emails

  2. Select an unsent email

  3. If optimization opportunities have been found, you will now see a corresponding note at the top. Click Show Options .

  4. A window opens with optimization options .

  5. You can now see which optimization options were found. At this point you can also check at any time whether the settings below have been made correctly.


Set the following CNAME entry for your sender domain :

CNAME: cemsc._domainkey.<> ->


If CNAME has been set correctly, this will be displayed in the customer account in the optimization options window.

Activate DKIM sending

You now have to activate DKIM sending for your account. This is done in the window with the optimization options.

Alternatively, DKIM shipping can be activated and deactivated at any time in the user account at the top right.

You can also find the instructions on how to set up DKIM and SPF for Clever Elements, here.

Add a Clever Elements 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 Clever Elements emails

Once you establish that Clever Elements 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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