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Connect your domain's DMARC record to Valimail Align
Connect your domain's DMARC record to Valimail Align
Updated over a week ago

This article outlines the necessary steps for connecting your domain's DMARC record to Valimail Align. This approach streamlines the process of connecting Align with your DNS host, eliminating the need for manually publishing records in your external DNS zone.

Connect your DMARC record with the 9 easy steps below

  1. Go to and log into your Align account.

  2. Click on DOMAINS.

  3. Click on the Domain Name that you want to connect.

    domain name
  4. Click on the DMARC Record button.

    DMARC Record
  5. Click on the link under Recommended: Connect Automatically.

    Connect Automatically
  6. Click Continue.

  7. Log into your DNS Host account.

    log in

  8. If we detect an existing DMARC record we will present the proposed changes. After reviewing them click on Okay, Continue.

    okay continue
  9. Click Done.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why am I not seeing the option to Connect Automatically?

The option to automatically connect is not available if your domain is hosted by a DNS provider that doesn't support this feature. You can still manually publish the DMARC record in your external DNS by following the instructions here.

I don't have access to the external DNS, can I forward these instructions to my admin?

Yes, you can! In the instructions above at Step 7, you are given the option to forward the login to someone else. Share the link with your DNS admin, and he can continue the process with Steps 7-9.

share login

Should I connect using an NS record or a TXT record?

In the instructions above, at Step 5 you have the option to choose between a TXT record or an NS record. We suggest utilizing the NS record which would enable you to manage the DMARC record through Valimail, eliminating the need to manually edit the record in your DNS whenever a change is needed. With the TXT record, you will be able to send DMARC aggregate reports to Valimail, but any changes required on the record itself need to be performed in your DNS and not in Valimail.


After following these steps the domain configuration page still shows the DMARC Record as not being configured. Should I be concerned?

This is expected when making changes in the external DNS. It may take anywhere from a few minutes to maybe an hour for the change to propagate.

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