How to set up DMARC for FirstUp in Valimail

Updated over a week ago

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

To setup DKIM for your FirstUp emails, please sent an email to FirstUp support, and complete the following:

  1. Provide the following information to Firstup:

    • Your company domain(s) that may now or in the future be used for the custom sender email address(es).

    • The email of the person that can install DNS records (DNS Contact).

  2. The DNS Contact will receive an email from Firstup via SendGrid with the subject line "Can you help install these DNS records?" Install the DNS records contained in this email.

  3. Send confirmation to [email protected] that the DNS records are installed.

  4. Firstup will verify that the files and the setup are complete.

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

Add a FirstUp 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 FirstUp emails

Once you establish that FirstUp 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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