SPF(supported) / (dedicated subdomain)

This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for AWeber 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 AWeber emails

Verify your domain in AWeber and setup DKIM

1. Visit the Domains and Addresses page found under your account settings. 

2. Enter your From Address in the Email Addresses section and click Send verification.

3. A message will pop over the page telling you to check your inbox. Click Done to continue.

4. You will now see your domain and From address on the account settings page. If your email address still needs to be verified, it will be listed as "pending."

5. You will receive an email from help@aweber.com asking you to verify your email address. Click the button to complete the process.

6. Your domain is now verified. Go back to your account settings page and click on Setup Instructions next to DKIM.

7. Click Connect Email Domain to begin.

8. Add 3 CNAME DKIM keys with the following information on your domain's Configuration page in Valimail Enforce:

DKIM Selector: aweber_key_a    

CNAME Value: aweber_key_a.send.aweber.com

DKIM Selector: aweber_key_b    

CNAME Value: aweber_key_b.send.aweber.com

DKIM Selector: aweber_key_c    

CNAME Value: aweber_key_c.send.aweber.com

9. After the records have been added, you should see that Custom DKIM has been successfully set up!

10. Once your records have been published, your domain will appear in AWeber as fully authenticated as seen on the Domains & Addresses page in Account Settings. Mail sent from AWeber for that email address will now be signed automatically with DKIM.

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

Add an AWeber 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 AWeber and then click Add.

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

Configuring SPF authentication for your AWeber emails

Once you establish that AWeber 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:

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

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.