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 Squarespace domain host.

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

Access the DNS Manager

1. Log in to your account's control panel at Squarespace by using this link

2. In the Home Menu, click Settings, then click Domains.  

3. From the Domains list, select the domain name you'll be using to send your emails.

4. Click Advanced Settings.

Create a DKIM record

1. Scroll down to the bottom row of the Custom Records section. From the Record dropdown, choose TXT as the record type.

2. Enter the Host/Name we previously generated from Jilt (see Can I send emails from my own domain?) into the Host field (eg. 20171017171308pm._domainkey ).

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

4. Click the Add button to save the record.

Great job! We're almost done.

Create a SPF record

1. Scroll down to the bottom row of the Custom Records section. From the Record dropdown, choose TXT as the record type.

2. In the Host field, enter @.

3. In the Data field, enter the TXT Value generated by Jilt. Paste this value: v=spf1 include:spf.jiltmta.net ~all .

4. Click the Add button to save the record.

Does your Squarespace account already have 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, which can lead to delivery and spam issues. Instead of creating a new entry, we'll adjust the existing one 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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