Improved email deliverability - SPF and DKIM records

Created: 2018-12-20
Last updated: 2019-07-05

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Configuration below improves email deliverability sent from your own address so they won't go to the spam folder in recipient's email box. This problem is caused by imperfection of SMTP.

Step 1: SPF

Adding to your domain DNS record, type SPF (Sender Policy Framework) enables recipient's server to verify, if our email comes from authorized source, which prevents it from spam folder. To do that, in your domain's settings find Edit domain's record feature, and add a new TXT record:

  set to:
TXT yourdomain.com "v=spf1 mx include:u908313.wl.sendgrid.net ~all"


NOTE: this setting concerns emails sent through Sendgrid only- if in Account's settings you've changed email server, you have to select settings for this particular server. Here you will find TXT SPF records for different email providers.

From now on all emails sent from your address through Sugester will be authorized by your domain, and the result is better email deliverability.
 

Step 2: Own DKIM and sending server (advanced)


By default we input our DKIM to each email sent from Sugester. However, we can improve your email delivarability by configurating for you DKIM with own sending server - emails will be sent and signed by your domain. This feature is available from Pro plan.

To enable this feature, modify SPF/TXT and add 3 new records to your domain's DNS:

  set to:
TXT yourdomain.com "v=spf1 mx include:u908313.wl.sendgrid.net ~all"
CNAME sugester-em.yourdomain.com u908313.wl.sendgrid.net
CNAME s1._domainkey.yourdomain.com s1.domainkey.u908313.wl.sendgrid.net
CNAME s2._domainkey.yourdomain.com s2.domainkey.u908313.wl.sendgrid.net

NOTE: this setting concerns emails sent through Sendgrid only- if in Account's settings you've changed email server, you have to select settings for this particular server.

After setting this records, please contact us at info@sugester.com with the name of your domain - then we'll be able to activate DKIM and the server.
 



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