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Simply SPF and DKIM configuration: Step By Step Guideline

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Simply SPF DKIM

This instructional article will demonstrate the Simply configuration process of Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) Signatures to ensure Simply passes the DMARC alignment check and eliminate spam from your domain and increase security.

The SPF record identifies the mail servers and domains that are allowed to send email on behalf of your domain. The DKIM record, on the other hand, is a specially formatted DNS TXT record that stores the public key the receiving mail server will use to verify a message’s signature. These email authentication methods will be used to prove to ISPs and mail services that senders are truly authorized to send email from a particular domain and are a way of verifying your email sending server is sending emails through your domain.

The process of configuring SPF

In order to authenticate Simply on SPF, please follow these steps:

  1. Login and head to your DNS Zone provider
  2. Create a new TXT record
  3. Input the DNS name as @ or your domain name
  4. Input the DNS value as v=spf1 include:spf.simply.com ~all
  5. Save the record
  6. Wait up to 72 hours to allow your DNS to process the changes

Screenshot below will show you the example of the SPF record. We’ll be using CloudFlare for this example.

Important Note: Each domain must have only one SPF TXT Record. If you have multiple SPF Records, SPF will return a PermError

If you are using multiple IPs, ESPs, Third-Party services for your various email strategies, you should include them in a single SPF Record.
E.g v=spf1 ip4:18.57.156.221 include:spf.simply.com include:thirdpartyservice.com ~all

The process of configuring DKIM

In order to authenticate Simply on DKIM, you need to create a CNAME record. Please follow these steps:

  1. Login and head to your DNS Zone provider
  2. Create a new CNAME record
  3. Input the DNS name as unoeuro._domainkey
  4. Input the DNS value as dkim.simply.com
  5. Save the record

Screenshot below will show you the example of the DKIM record. We’ll be using CloudFlare for this example.

Important Note: please make sure to disable the Proxy Status and let it remain on DNS Only.

After adding the records, please make sure to reach out to their support to verify the process.

Congratulations, you now successfully authenticated your outgoing mail stream from Simply with SPF and DKIM.

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