SPF(supported) (dedicated subdomain) DKIM(recommended)
This article covers the SPF and DKIM authentication processes for Beamery 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 Beamery 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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Configuring DKIM authentication for your Beamery emails
- Add a Beamery DKIM key in Enforce
- Configuring SPF authentication for your Beamery emails
Configuring DKIM authentication for your Beamery emails
Authenticating the sending domain is done with three easy DNS records. These three records add a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record to establish your Beamery sending IP as legitimate for your domain, and a pair of rotating DKIM keys, they will also add an MX record for Beamery to establish a return path for message analytics. Since DKIM is a paired-key system, the keys need to be changed regularly for maximum security. Having two DNS records for DKIM allows this change to happen with no email downtime.
TYPE HOST VALUE
CNAME careers.yourdomain.com u10101010.wl000.sendgrid.net
CNAME bmy._domainkey.yourdomain.com bmy.domainkey.u10101010.wl000.sendgrid.net
CNAME bmy2._domainkey.yourdomain.com bmy2.domainkey.u10101010.wl000.sendgrid.net
Beamery needs to use a subdomain (often careers.yourdomain.com) in order to create a way for our click and open tracking statistics to be routed back to Beamery
You can also find the instructions on how to set up DKIM and SPF for Beamery, here.
Add a Beamery DKIM key in Enforce
Configuring SPF authentication for your Beamery emails
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.