SPF(supported) / (dedicated subdomain)

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

1. Click your account name at the top right of the ConvertKit dashboard, followed by Settings. Then, click on Domains.

2. Click the Verify your domain button.

3. Enter the domain that you want to verify for sending, and click Next.

4. Add the records that appear to your domain's DNS records manager. For more information on this, see the Configuring your records section below.

Important: If you manage DKIM for your domain in Valimail, you will need to add the CNAME DKIM key on your domain's Configuration page in Valimail Enforce and any other records (if any), will go in your DNS.

5. Once you've added the records, click Validate.

6. If your records are set up correctly, you will receive a message that your sending domain is verified. 

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

Add a ConvertKit 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 ConvertKit  and then click Add.

Add a DKIM key in Enforce

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

Configuring SPF authentication for your ConvertKit emails

Once you establish that ConvertKit 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 ConvertKit 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.