SPF(supported) (dedicated subdomain)

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.


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.


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

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 Beamery 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 Beamery emails

Once you establish that Beamery 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 Beamery from the list of configurable senders and then click Enable:

add a service to the authorized list in Valimail

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.