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 SiteGround domain host.

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

Add the DKIM record

1. Log into your SiteGround account. 

2. We'll now access your cPanel from your User Area -> My Accounts tab -> Go to cPanel button

3. Within the Domains section, we find two DNS editor options: Simple DNS Zone Editor and Advanced DNS Zone Editor. Click the Advanced DNS Zone Editor (this editor allows us to create TXT records).

4. After the Advanced DNS Zone Editor loads, we'll use the Add a Record section to create the DKIM record.


5. 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 SiteGround. 

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

Back in SiteGround, enter the modified value in the Name field.

6. We'll use SiteGround's default TTL (Time to Live) value in the TTL field. Enter 14400.

7. From the Type dropdown, select TXT.

8. In the TXT Data field we'll enter the TXT Value we copied from Jilt's Email Domains setup page. Paste the value starting with "k=rsa;" and then click Add Record to save the DKIM record. 

Great job! We're almost done.

Add the SPF record

If you are still in the Advanced DNS Zone Editor, we'll continue with the below steps. Otherwise, follow Steps 1-4 from Add the DKIM record and then continue following along with us below. 

1. In the Name field, enter your domain, followed by a . as the value (e.g. my-domain.com. ).

2. We'll again use SiteGround's default TTL (Time to Live) value in the TTL field. Enter 14400.

7. From the Type dropdown, select TXT.

8. In the TXT Data field we'll enter the TXT Value generated by Jilt. Paste this value, v=spf1 a mx include:spf.mtasv.net ~all , then click Add Record.

If your SiteGround account already has an SPF record

In some instances, you might already have an SPF record in your Zone File 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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