Domain Authentication is an important authentication procedure for your email address. It helps to ensure the delivery of your newsletters.
The procedure gives your email address a traceable identity. Your readers’ providers will see that you’re an “authorized sender”, allowing you to maintain your online reputation and keeping your messages away from spam boxes and phishing filters.
What Are the Benefits of Domain Authentication?
The benefits of a correct Domain Authentication configuration include:
- A sender field that shows your address instead of a channel like “via emr.com”.
- Professional-looking newsletters.
- Higher delivery rates for your campaigns.
How to Configure Domain Authentication
The domains of verified senders are listed in the Domain Authentication section. Free email service domains cannot be authenticated.
To activate Domain Authentication, you’ll need to enter the DKIM and SPF records in your domain panel.
This is a delicate procedure so you can delegate it to your hosting service. Send the text in box below to your host’s customer service and let them handle it for you:
How to configure it?
In order to activate the ‘Domain Authentication’ you must enter the DKIM and SPF records in your domain panel.
As it is a delicate procedure you can safely delegate it to your hosting service. Send the text contained in this box to their customer service and let them solve it for you:
You can do this configure Domain Authentication yourself. Open your provider DNS panel and add the following records:
This is the TXT record that should be added to the domain of the email address:
"v=spf1 a mx include:emailchef.com ?all"
If the SPF record has already been inserted in your domain, just add
include:emailchef.com after the string
Don’t forget to type a space before and after the added part.
One record should be added to the subdomain “mailchef._domainkey”. It can be added as TXT record as follows
Once you have completed the setup, you can verify your records by checking the Settings on your eMailChef account. Open Domain Authentication and click “Check DKIM – SPF“.
Please note that changes to your records may take several hours to register.
Once your domains have been verified, you will see a green tick and a “DKIM/SPF verified” message.
After one of your domains has been verified, you can switch on the ‘Domain Authentication’ Mode.
In order to deliver complete reports, eMailchef manages your bounced emails. To receive all the bounces generated by your lists directly in your email box, simply deactivate this option.
Need any help?
Contact our ticket support service and put ‘Domain Authentication’ in the subject line.