SPF(supported) / (dedicated subdomain)

This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for Veeva 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.


Configuring DKIM authentication for your Veeva emails

1. Create a CRM Support Ticket to Veeva in order to create the domain/s in the enterprise email engine.

2. Create the specific DNS entries provided by CRM Support to authorize the domain. Three DNS records are required per domain:

  • One TXT record for SPF and SenderID authentication
  • One TXT record for DKIM and DomainKeys authentication. A DKIM DNS record is required to prevent customer emails from being placed in the Spam folder
  • One CNAME record used for URL redirects. This is used to track recipient opens and click-throughs

3. Add the TXT DKIM key on your domain's Configuration page in Valimail Enforce. The other TXT and the CNAME record need to be added to your DNS.

4. CRM Support validates the customer supplied DNS entries, either with a standard dig (on Unix) or nslookup (on Windows). For example:

dig CNAME email.customer-domain.com

dig TXT customer-domain.com

You can also find the instructions on how to set up DKIM and SPFhere.

Add a Veeva DKIM key in Enforce

1. Go to your domain's Configuration page in Valimail Enforce and publish the newly created DKIM key.

    a. Scroll down and add the DKIM key in your configuration, by clicking on Add a DKIM key

    b. Enter the selector name, the DKIM TXT value (the actual value is the entire string after the p= tag), associate the key with Veeva and then click Add.

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You can find more detailed information on how to add a DKIM key in Valimail Enforce here. 

Configuring SPF authentication for your Veeva emails

Once you establish that Veeva is an authorized sender for your domain, you will need to add the service in your Enabled Senders list in Enforce.

1. Please go to your domain's Configuration page in Enforce.

2. Click on the + sign from the Enabled Senders section:

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3. Choose Veeva from the list of configurable senders and then click Enable:

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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.

As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to submit a ticket.