Starting early February 2024, major inbox providers like Gmail and Yahoo are requiring senders to meet a new standard of email authentication. While these authentication standards have long been considered best practices, they will now be required in order to ensure a high deliverability rate and staying out of the spam box.
If you’re sending from a custom domain email address that hasn’t been verified (via DKIM or SPF) and/or that doesn’t have DMARC properly configured, you’ll need to add those missing records in order to meet the requirements.
The good news is that Flodesk makes it easy to check whether your email address meets these requirements under My Account > Domain setup.
In this guide, we will walk you through the steps of how to verify your domain using our integration with Entri, a third-party services that can configure your DNS records automatically. Once you sign into your DNS provider, Entri will add all the required authentication records (DKIM, SPF and DMARC) for you so you don’t need to worry about adding the records incorrectly.
If you’d like manually verify your domain instead, follow the guidelines inside the articles below:
Verifying your domain with DKIM, SPF and DMARC via our integration with Entri
Step 1. Log into your Flodesk account and go to My Account > Domain setup
Step 2. Click the “Verify now” button
Step 3. Click “Automatically verify my domain”
Step 4. On the next screen, click "Continue" and follow the steps to allow Entri to automatically add the required records (DKIM, SPF, and DMARC) to your domain provider account
Once we detect your domain provider, you will be prompted to sign in to your domain provider account to connect it.
After our Entri integration has successfully completed the steps and added your DKIM, SPF, and DMARC records to your domain provider account, you’ll be redirected to the Domain setup page in Flodesk.
The domain verification card will initially show as "Pending" as it can take up to 48 hours for your domain to be verified.
Step 5. Wait 24-48 hours and come back to check if your domain has been successfully authenticated.
Video tutorial showing the steps with Namecheap as an example
List of DNS providers supported through our one-click automatic verification
Our one-click integration with Entri works for a majority of domain hosts (see them listed below), but as there are so many providers in the world, there may be some that aren’t available.
Amazon Route 53 (AWS)
If your provider is not listed above, you'll see the manual copy/paste option within the flow as shown below.
You can reach out to your domain hosts support team for assistance in adding the verification records for you, or
The best way to protect your sender reputation and ensure that your emails land in the inbox is to use a custom domain email address that has been verified.
To verify your custom domain with DKIM and SPF, and add a valid DMARC policy, go to My Account > Domain setup and click the “Verify now” button on your domain card. Selecting the option “Automatically verify my domain” will automatically add your authentication records to your domain provider account through our integration with Entri.