How to Set Up SPF and DKIM for SendGrid
Domain Authentication shows providers (Google, Outlook, Yahoo!, etc.) that Sendgrid has your permission to send emails on your domain’s behalf. Without proper authentication, Sendgrid manages your mail stream, thus your recipients see the “via sendgrid.net” message in their mailbox.
To authorize SendGrid to send emails on your domain behalf, you should set up SPF and DKIM by pointing DNS entries from your DNS Provider (GoDaddy, Cloudflare, etc.) to Sendgrid.
Setting up SPF and DKIM for SendGrid has 2 benefits:
- Your emails are more likely to reach the inbox instead of spambox
- Positive Impact on your Domain Reputation
To set up Domain Authentication, follow these steps:
- From your Sendgrid portal, select Settings > Sender Authentication
- Click ‘Authenticate Domain’
3. Choose your DNS host
4. Enter your Domain
5. Add all the CNAME Records in your DNS host
6. Example of added CNAME Records in Cloudflare DNS
7. Once added, head back to your Sendgrid UI and Verify
Congrats, your domain is authenticated now!
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