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Self-Onboarding Guide for Align
Self-Onboarding Guide for Align

A step-by-step guide for onboarding your domains in Align

Updated over a week ago

Welcome to Align! This guide will provide step-by-step instructions for setting up the DMARC reporting, preconfiguring senders in Align, and pointing the SPF and DKIM records to Valimail. After following these instructions, you can take advantage of the email authentication infrastructure and reporting capabilities that Align comes with.

We strongly recommend following the steps in the order shown below, to ensure that DMARC reporting is properly set up, and to avoid any issues with email authentication.

Onboarding Steps

1. Point the DMARC record to Valimail

By pointing your DMARC record to Valimail, you will gain visibility into who is sending emails on behalf of your domain. To point DMARC to us, follow one of these two guides:

2. Preconfigure the SPF and DKIM records for your sending services

This step is important for ensuring email authentication when you point the SPF and DKIM records to Valimail. Follow the video guide here to preconfigure the SPF and DKIM records for your sending services.

3. Point the SPF and DKIM records to Valimail

Pointing the SPF and DKIM records to Valimail will allow you to use our email authentication infrastructure, and gain access to features like the instant SPF technology and a platform to easily manage all of your DKIM records in one place. Point the records to Valimail by following the instructions from one of these two guides:

4. Use the Authentication Report to monitor the traffic on your domain

Monitor the DMARC, SPF, and DKIM pass rates for individual sending services, to identify possible issues with email authentication. Use the guide here to learn how to use the Authentication Report.

If you have any questions about Align or need help with the steps above, please don't hesitate to reach out to Valimail Product Support at [email protected]. We are always happy to assist you in any way we can.

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