SPF(supported) / (dedicated subdomain) DKIM(recommended)
This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for SMTP2GO and how they are managed in Valimail Enforce. While only one of the two authentication methods is required for an email to pass DMARC, our recommendation is to configure both whenever possible.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Configuring DKIM authentication for your SMTP2GO emails
- Add an SMTP2GO DKIM key in Enforce
- Configuring SPF authentication for your SMTP2GO emails
Configuring DKIM authentication for your SMTP2GO emails
For maximum email delivery rates and better branding, we recommend adding any domain names (that you send emails from) to the "Sending -> Verified Senders -> Sender domains" section. Adding a verified sender domain means that SPF and DKIM are automatically handled by us, and use DNS records at your own domain name.
To set up a verified sender domain, follow the steps below:
From the left-hand menu, make your way to the Sending -> Verified Senders -> Sender domains page in your SMTP2GO control panel.
In the Sender domains section, click Add sender domain, enter your domain in the textbox and click Continue with this domain. For example, if you send your emails from firstname.lastname@example.org then you would enter exampledomain.com.
Publish the DKIM key on your domain's Configuration page in Valimail Enforce.
As long as your domain is showing as Verified on your Verified Senders page, it is setup and working correctly.
To set your tracking domain (for any links in your email) to use secure "https" instead of "http", click the Enable hosted SSL checkbox and click Verify. If the previous three steps have been completed and verified, you won't need to do anything else.
You can also find the instructions on how to set up DKIM and SPF for SMTP2GO, here.
Add an SMTP2GO DKIM key in Enforce
Configuring SPF authentication for your SMTP2GO emails
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.