How to set up DMARC for Spambrella in Valimail

Updated over a week ago

This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for Spambrella 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 Spambrella emails

  1. Navigate to Administration > Account Management > Domains.

  2. Select the domain you want to configure and click the vertical ellipsis on the right-hand side of the Domains table.

  3. Click the option labeled Configure DKIM.


  4. A drawer will appear on the right side of the screen, listing all the currently configured DKIM keys. If this is your first time configuring DKIM, no keys will be listed. Click Create New DKIM Signing Key.

  5. The form will appear asking you to specify a selector. A selector is used to locate the public key in DNS and is not visible to end users. A value is pre-populated, but you can change it if you’d like. Click Create.

    DKIM - Configuration

  6. The resulting screen will give you the hostname and value into your DNS zone. You are also given an opportunity to save the private key to a secure location, in case you need it in the future. This is the only time this value will be displayed.

    NOTE: If you manage you domain in Valimail, you will need to add the DKIM key/s on your domain's configuration page in the Valimail platform.

    DKIM - Configuration

  7. Once you’ve made the addition to your DNS zone, Spambrella will need to validate that the record was added correctly. To do so, click the Verify Key button in the key’s context menu.

    DKIM Configuration

  8. Once the key is successfully verified, outbound DKIM signing is automatically enabled for this domain.

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

Add a Spambrella 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 Spambrella emails

Once you establish that Spambrella 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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