SendGrid requires special configuration actions outside of Authenticate. Please follow these steps to complete configuration for SendGrid, and then return to your automation-guided task list in Authenticate.

Note: It is not necessary to add SendGrid as an Approved Sender because the service uses a dedicated subdomain which will be delegated to SendGrid servers. SendGrid will then publish an SPF record on that subdomain.

Enable DKIM for your domain in SendGrid:

1. Login to your SendGrid admin account.

2. Go to Settings > Sender Authentication > Authenticate Your Domain by clicking on Get Started

3. Choose your DNS Host (GoDaddy, Bluehost, Cloudflare) from the options and click on Next.

4. Enter the domain name you would like to authenticate and click Next.

5. You will be able to see 2 DKIM records now (Selector 1 – s1 and selector 2 – s2) respectively.

6. Publish the first CNAME record in your DNS - this will allow SendGrid to publish an SPF record for the selected subdomain.

Publish the DKIM keys in Authenticate

7. Add the two DKIM keys in Authenticate, by clicking Add a DKIM key from the DKIM management section. Enter the selector name, CNAME target value and associate the keys with SendGrid.

8. Once you publish the 2 DKIM keys in Authenticate and the 3rd CNAME record in your DNS host, return to the Sender authentication page in the Sendgrid console and click Verify.

Note: It can take up to 48 hours for the records to verify after you upload them into Valimail Enforce and your DNS host, so you will likely have to come back later to verify.

9. Once you have completed these steps, you can begin sending authenticated email using SendGrid.

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