SPF(supported) / (dedicated subdomain)

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

How to Brand your sender domain

Please send these instructions to your IT support team or your web hosting company.

Branding (please change *domain* by your domain): 


link.domain.com  CNAME      md02.com
forward.domain.com    CNAME      forward.md02.com
bounce.domain.com    MX      mail.md02.com  (priority 10)
bounce.domain.com    TXT      v=spf1 include:md02.com -all

Note: The records above are just an example.

After the records are published in your DNS, please contact CakeMail support so they can complete the verification.

Important: If you manage DKIM in Valimail for your domain, you will need to add the CNAME DKIM key/s on your domain's Configuration page in Valimail Enforce and add the rest of the records in your DNS.

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

Add a CakeMail 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 CakeMail 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 CakeMail emails

Once you establish that CakeMail 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 CakeMail 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.