Setting up DMARC for mail delivery

Created by Comet Suite Support Team, Modified on Wed, 11 Jan 2023 at 03:07 AM by Comet Suite Support Team

All right, so Scotty's question was, when we're setting up the DMARC records to make sure that we're getting good mail delivery, what host do we use? Do we use the WW? What do we use? It's actually its own host. So let me go back and I'll show you on this one because it's already set up.

It's this record right here. So the name is underscore DMARC, and then it's E equals D mark one semicolon, p equals reject semicolon. Right, okay, got it. Now there are alternates to reject. Okay.

And what does reject mean? That means anything that doesn't quite add up, just trash it. Don't even tell me about it. Right? But email sending best practise says that you shouldn't use reject when you're first getting started.

You should use a different command which sends you any mail bounces to an email address that you specify. Quite honestly, I never do that because I can't be bothered if I'm prospecting with 10,000 people on the list. I don't walt to know about every single bounce. I just let GHL take the bounces out. You go into Settings and settings that just says Remove on Bounce or something like that.

If I'm running it for a client, like if I'm setting up a brand new email address for a client, I'm managing their domain, I'm managing their emails, they're paying me for that service. I might walt to know if there's mail problems. So I'm going to not use P equals reject. I'm going to set it up with a different rule. Off the top of my head, I can't remember the rule, so this is what I do.

MX Toolbox DMARC set up instructions. That's the phrase that I google, right? MX Toolbox is a really cool email sending system and monitoring programme and has got some really great stuff. So I'll just put that that's what I google. DNS set up how to add a DMARC record.

So this actually just goes through exactly how to set it up and those commands if you want to set it up for a client. So if you're adding a DMARC for a subdomain, you will likely put the value DMARC subdomain. Right? So that's an important step if you're sending. Remember, in Mailgun we set up replies dot domain dotcom with the DMARC you're going to need to set up underscore DMARC replies.

Whatever you've set up on Mailgun is what you need to create that demark record for. Okay. And then in the value. These are the options I've got. Reject, you could have none, quarantine or reject.

So P equals none, p equals quarantine, p equals reject. And this is the this is the example of where you want to send any errors to a particular email address. V equals demand, p equals none, rua equals mail to whatever. So what that means is if there is an error, send that error to whatever email address I just put in there so that I can capture the error, fix the error, and know about it. Once you've been running it for a little while, then you can set it on to reject because you know that all your errors are out of the way.

Okay, but that's the DMARC set up instructions on MX Toolbox. They do a really great job, and they also do a really great job of blacklist monitoring and that kind of stuff as well. So MX Toolbox is a cool toolkit to have on your thing. Does that help? Scott so your question was which subdomain?

Whatever you've set up on Mailgun is what you need to create on that record. So if you've used Replies or Mg, then that's what you'll need to create the demand record for. Got you. Helpful. Cool, man.

Awesome. Helpful. Great. Awesome. That was a good one.

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