We covered generating your Jilt DNS records along with some general guidelines in our article Can I send emails from my own domain? Here we'll take a look at adding the SPF and DKIM records to your GoDaddy domain host.

Now, let's start sending your emails with your own domain.

Add the DKIM record

  1. Log into your GoDaddy account. 
  2. From the Domains list, locate the domain you'll be working with and click the DNS button on the far right.

3. The DNS Management page will now load. At the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select TXT from the menu.

4. Before entering the Host value we previously generated from Jilt (see Can I send emails from my own domain?), we'll need to modify it slightly to work with GoDaddy. 

For example, a default Host value would be 20170810233822pm._domainkey.my-domain.com . To use this on GoDaddy we'll need to remove the domain at the end. Our example value then becomes 20170810233822pm._domainkey 

Back in GoDaddy, enter the modified value in the Host field.

5. Next, in the TXT Value field we'll enter the TXT Value we copied from Jilt's Email Domains setup page. Paste the value starting with "k=rsa;".

6. For the TTL (Time to Live) value, we'll keep GoDaddy's default of 1 hour. Click Save to add the DKIM to your DNS records.

Add the SPF record

If you are still on the DNS Management page, we'll continue with the below steps. Otherwise, follow Steps 1-2 from Add the DKIM record and then continue following along with us below. 

1. Scroll to the bottom of the Records section, click Add and select TXT from the menu.

2. In the Host field, enter @.

3. In the TXT Value field we'll enter the TXT Value generated by Jilt. Paste the following: v=spf1 a mx include:spf.mtasv.net ~all 

4. We'll again leave the default TTL (Time to Live) setting. Click Save to finish adding the SPF record.

If your GoDaddy account already has an SPF record

In some instances, you might already have an SPF record in your Records list. It's not recommended to have multiple records - this can lead to delivery and spam issues. Instead, we can adjust the entry to include a portion of Jilt's TXT Value

Add the following to your existing SPF record and move the ~all to the end: include:spf.mtasv.net 

Your final SPF record might look something like this:
 v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.google.com include:spf.mtasv.net ~all 

Complete domain verification

Once the DNS has had a chance to propagate (sometimes up to 48 hours), return to Jilt's Email Domain page for your custom domain by clicking Settings -- Email Domains -- Your Domain Name

Click the "Verify DKIM" and "Verify SPF" buttons. 

A success message will appear on the page if everything was set up correctly and the records have had enough time to propagate.

After your TXT record verifications are successful, we recommend sending a test campaign email to yourself to make sure your emails are using the new "from" address.  

Have any questions about your DNS settings? We're happy to help you with setting this up :)

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