Configuring Mailchimp for Valimail Authenticate
Mailchimp requires special configuration actions outside of Authenticate. Please follow these steps to complete configuration for Mailchimp, and then return to your automation-guided task list in Authenticate.
In this article, you will find out how to enable DKIM for your domain in Mailchimp.
The first steps towards authorizing Mailchimp for your domain need to be done in Authenticate.
1. Make sure you have added Mailchimp as an Approved Sender in Authenticate for the domain you are configuring it for.
Note: If Mailchimp has not been approved, please do so now by following these steps:
- From the Senders section, click on + ADD SENDER FOR [your domain].
- Choose Mailchimp from the Service Name drop-down, and click ADD.
Note: The default DKIM keys for Mailchimp will be added automatically after you add Mailchimp as an approved sender in Authenticate.
2. Now log in to your Mailchimp account and click on Verify Your Domain as described in the following steps in this article: How to verify your domain in Mailchimp.
Once that has been done, come back to the same screen and click Authenticate your domain.
After your email domain is verified, you will then need to enable DKIM for your domain in Mailchimp.
Enable DKIM for your domain in Mailchimp
1. Click the Website icon.
2. Click Domains.
3. Click Start Authentication next to the verified email domain you want to work with.
4. Choose your domain provider from the dropdown and click Next.
If your service or software is not listed, choose Other.
5. In a separate browser window or tab, navigate to your DNS host and find your domain's records.
6. After you find your domain's records, navigate back to Mailchimp and click Next.
7. Follow the instructions for creating new CNAME records. These values will be customized for your domain and the service you are using.
8. Make sure that both DKIM keys matches the ones added in Authenticate when you authorized Mailchimp.
9. When you're done, go back in Mailchimp's console window and click Next.
Your email domain will be authenticated as soon as Mailchimp can confirm your records are updated and correct.
When authentication is successful, you'll see the Authenticated label next to the domain on the Domains page in your account.
Note: Once you’ve completed these steps, you can begin sending authenticated email using Mailchimp.