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This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for Action Network and how they are managed in Valimail Enforce. Because this service leverages Sendgrid's email infrastructure, it requires additions to your DNS records outside of the Valimail platform. Adding Action Network as an authorized sender in the Valimail Enforce usually requires a dedicated subdomain to be pointed to the Sendgrid infrastructure and typically the DKIM keys will be added in the Valimail platform.


Configuring DKIM authentication for your Action Network emails

In order for you to setup DKIM in Action Network for your domain, you will email them at support@actionnetwork.org and tell them what you use for your reply-to, meaning your domain.

They will send your domain to SendGrid (which delivers their emails). SendGrid will give them your public key which they will then share with you.

You will need to add the public key (CNAME records) to your DNS records.

Important: If you manage DKIM for this domain in Valimail, you will need to add the 2 CNAME DKIM keys on your domain's Configuration page in Valimail and the 3rd CNAME record in your DNS.

Email them back when you’ve added their records to your DNS and Valimail. They will verify that you did this correctly.

Use that domain in all of your reply-tos.

You can also find the instructions on how to set up DKIM and SPF for Action Network, here.

Add an Action Network 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 two DKIM keys in your configuration, by clicking on Add a DKIM key

    b. Enter the selector name, CNAME target value, associate the key/s with The Action Network 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 Action Network emails

Once you establish that Action Network 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 The Action Network 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.