Learn about each DNS Record required to connect your custom email domain.
In this article:
- The first TXT record is used for the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) required to identify which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain. This helps email servers determine that your message is from a trusted source and that you are the owner of your domain.
- The second TXT record is used for Domain Keys Identified Mail (DKIM) for email servers to determine that your emails are sent and authorized by the owner of your domain.
- The MX records are the "mail exchange" records to indicate how email messages should be sent in accordance with the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
- Both MX records are required to verify your email domain. Although these records are typically used for receiving email rather than sending, the presence of these records indicate that your domain is verified.
If you are prompted for a priority, enter 10 in the field.
If your DNS registrar does not accept multiple MX records with the same priority, the MXa record should be priority 10 and the Mxb record should be priority 20.
- The CNAME record allows your email statistics to be recorded (e.g., opens, clicks, etc.). Failure to include this record will result in inaccurate email statistics. If this is not included in