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Add SPF and DKIM records to your domain

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How to add SPF and DKIM records to your domain

Published on 07 November 2022

This page shows you how to set up SPF and DKIM records to your domain to verify it.

Identity and Access Management (IAM):

If you have activated IAM, you may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets
Requirements:

After you have configured your domain with Transactional Email, you are prompted to verify your domain by adding SPF, DKIM and MX records. You can choose to do so right after you have validated your domain, or at a later time.

  1. Click Transactional Email in the Managed Services section of the console side menu. Your newly-added domain displays.
  2. Click your domain. You are redirected to the SPF, DKIM and MX configuration page.
  3. Copy the value that applies to your case to add an SPF record.
  4. Add a TXT record type in the root zone of your domain on your DNS zone.
  5. Paste the value you have copied in the root zone of your domain.
  6. Add an additional TXT record type in the root zone of your domain on your DNS zone.
  7. Copy the name that displays in the console.
  8. Paste the name you have copied in the root zone of your domain on your DNS zone.
  9. Copy the value that displays in the console and paste it in the root zone of your domain on your DNS zone.
  10. Add an MX record.
  11. Check the box “I have added these DNS records to my DNS zone” to confirm.
  12. Click Verify your domain. Your domain displays in the list of your domains.
Important:
  • The verification of your domain might take up to 48 hours.
  • Scaleway performs regular validity checks on your domain that can impact its validity.
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