Managing your Sending Domains
A sending domain is a domain that is used to indicate who an email is from via the
From: header. Using a custom sending domain enables you to control what recipients see as the
From: value in their email clients. DNS records can be configured for a sending domain, which allows recipient mail servers to authenticate your messages. The Sending Domains API provides the means to create, list, retrieve, update, and verify a custom sending domain.
Note: A Sending Domain can be used to submit a customer-generated DKIM key for that sending domain in sparkpost.com
Setting up a Sending Domain
- In the SparkPost Dashboard, select Settings > Sending Domain from the main menu.
- Click on Add a Domain to continue.
- Complete the Sending Domain information on the screen to create the same. In this example we will be using mail.exmaple.com.
- Click the Add Domain button to add the Sending Domain to your account.
Sending Domain Verification
Now that you have created the Sending Domain you are half way home; your sending domain still has to be verified before you can begin using it.
There are three different statuses for a sending domain and they are:
- Not ready to send
- Your sending domain is pending review
- Ready to send
To verify your Sending Domain you need to add the text information for DKIM to your Sending Domains DNS Record.
- Add the Host Name and Text Value information for the DKIM to your DNS records for your sending domain. Adjust the Time to Live (TTL) setting as necessary.
- Sending Domain configuration is complete and you are ready to start sending emails!