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 Namecheap domain host.

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

Add the DKIM record

1. Log in to your Namecheap account and choose Domain List. Click the Manage button next to the domain you're using with Jilt. 

From here we'll go to the Advanced DNS tab and then click the Add New Record button. 

2. Select TXT Record from the Type field.

3. 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 Namecheap. 

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

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

4. In the Value field, paste the TXT Value generated by Jilt.

5. We'll leave the TTL (Time to Live) field as the default. With everything set, we're ready to click the green checkmark to add the record.

Add the SPF record

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

  1. Let's click the Add New Record button to start creating the new SPF record. 

2. Select TXT Record from the Type field.

3. In the Host field, enter @.

4. In the Value field, copy and paste the TXT Value from Jilt's Email Domains setup page.

If your Namecheap account already has an SPF record

In some instances, you might already have an SPF record in your Host 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.jiltmta.net 

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

Next Steps

Once the DNS has had a chance to propagate (sometimes up to 48 hours), return to Jilt's Email Domain page to complete verification. 

To learn more, take a look at our article How to Verify Your SPF and DKIM records.

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