You must verify your domain before sending your campaign for the first time. No need to worry, domain verification is easy. Just follow the following 4 steps. However, if you are unsure, do not hesitate to contact us at support@ecomail.app

When using our application, we make sure that clients achieve the best possible results when sending email campaigns. One of the most important elements that affects these results is a verified sending domain. An unverified sending domain can negatively affect the delivery rates of your mailing.

1. Where you can verify your sending domain?

Your domain (www.mycompany.com) is registered in one of the available hostings. You need to verify the domain where your domain has name servers. You can find this information here.

2. Which domain to use for sending? 2nd level or 3rd level domain, so-called subdomain?

You can use two types of domains for sending - a second-level domain “@ecomail.app” or a bounce domain (subdomain), eg “@new.ecomail.app”.

It is up to you which of the domains you choose, both types are relevant, as long as they are correctly verified. Generally, we recommend our clients to use a 3rd level domain, a so-called bounce domain.

3. How to verify a domain in the hosting?

General procedure for verifying a 3rd level bounce domain

We recommend the bounce domain to clients for the distribution of marketing emails. It is not necessary to register a new domain or another email box, just create a new record on an existing domain. A bounce domain can be verified by creating a CNAME record.

1. Enter the DNS record settings in the hosting, select the CNAME record type and proceed as follows:

Name: news*

* the name of the subdomain is up to you, use eg "news", "mailing" etc. (the full name of the bounce domain will then be "news.ecomail.app")

Value: sparkpostmail.com

* most hostings "pre-fill" the domain, so just type in eg "news", etc .; the procedure for adding an entry is usually given in the help centre of the given hosting

Save the entry in the hosting.

2. To add a digital signature that makes your email more legitimate, add a new TXT record, and proceed as follows:

name: ecomail._domainkey.news* (see CNAME record name)

value: v=DKIM1; k=rsa; h=sha256; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQC0diuxLOeJJuRRu6v4Xnau70JIEEFGnkiiu6PK3i+1pGKyoLOyJFzk+Ah8zRoujJSzv95nxtDYERVpGxfgu+JXkV3ZDJucMkd/SxKIQ8pJ0Uk1MKKkUFnYgvOxW5Umq8VNpstZZfjhCRcYgb1Iw+oFabBbfShIM98yuaN7Q7KKcQIDAQAB

Save the entry in the hosting.

General procedure for 2nd level domain verification

If you decide to use a second-level domain, such as "ecomail.app", you create one TXT record in the hosting - DKIM.

For a DKIM record, create a new TXT record (record type) and add:

name: ecomail._domainkey

value: v=DKIM1; k=rsa; h=sha256; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQC0diuxLOeJJuRRu6v4Xnau70JIEEFGnkiiu6PK3i+1pGKyoLOyJFzk+Ah8zRoujJSzv95nxtDYERVpGxfgu+JXkV3ZDJucMkd/SxKIQ8pJ0Uk1MKKkUFnYgvOxW5Umq8VNpstZZfjhCRcYgb1Iw+oFabBbfShIM98yuaN7Q7KKcQIDAQAB

Save the entry in the hosting.

4. Complete the domain setup in your Ecomail account

Don't forget to add the verified domain to your Ecomail account in the "Domains" section. To verify that the authentication is correct, click the "Check domain settings" button.

IMPORTANT: Wherever you fill in the sender's email in the application, enter the address of the verified sending domain. When verifying a 3rd level domain, eg noreply@news.ecomail.app, when verifying a 2nd level domain, eg info@ecomail.app. If you enter an address with an unverified domain in the "From email" field, it will not be possible to send the campaign.

In the 'Reply-to email address' field, enter the address where campaign recipients can actually contact you.

TIP: To increase the credibility of your emails, we recommend setting up your own tracking domain for each sending domain. For more information click here.

Can I use a freemail address to send bulk mail?

In order to ensure the highest possible delivery rate, it is not possible to use a freemail address (@gmail.com, @yahoo.com, etc.) for mass distribution of newsletters. Providers of email boxes are increasingly tightening their parameters and block newsletters sent from freemail addresses or foward them to spam folders.

For an error-free delivery of bulk emails, it is necessary to use your own verified domain using DNS records.

What if I don't have my domain?

If you still use only freemail addresses (@gmail.com, etc.) for your correspondence, you need to create your own domain for mass distribution of newsletters. You can register you own domain in one of the hostings, such as godaddy.com.

If you are still concerned about domain verification even after reading the article, contact us at support@ecomail.app, we will be happy to assist you.

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