Using Custom SMTP with Mailmodo
Modified on: Thu, 7 Apr, 2022 at 7:21 PM
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Sending emails from your own SMTP has many advantages and we have made it easy for you to reap all of them. Here's a step-by-step guide for setting up your sender domains in Mailmodo.
This article will cover-
1. Setting up Custom SMTP with Mailmodo
2. Adding DMARC
3. Adding SPF
4. Troubleshooting issues with DNS record addition
Setting up Custom SMTP with Mailmodo
Step 1- On the Homepage, click on Settings ->Sender Settings.
Step 2- Click on the 'Add New Sender' button
Step 3- Enter the sender mail address which you want to use to send the emails from.
Step 4- Next, choose Custom SMTP and configure it.
Step 5- To configure a Custom SMTP you will need to enter the SMTP Name, SMTP Username, SMTP Password, Host, and Port details in the next step (as shown below)
If the SMTP details have been correctly entered, your Custom SMTP will be integrated with Mailmodo.
You can then add the DKIM records generated in your SMTP, along with the DMARC and SPF to your domain's DNS records.
Add the following DMARC records for your domain:
If you already have an SPF record or want to allow multiple senders in your policy, you can do so with
include statement. As an example, for Office 365, you will have to add
include:spf.protection.outlook.com . A sample SPF record is shown below.
Here's a step-by-step guide for adding DNS records.
Troubleshooting issues with DNS records addition:
There may be a situation where even after adding the requisite DKIM, DMARC and SPF records, the domain verification fails and an error message like this is displayed:
Solving this problem requires inspecting the DMARC and SPF records that have been added, and subsequently changing them if incorrect values have been entered.
To check the DMARC & SPF record that has been added to your domain:
Next, click on the drop-down next to MX Lookup, and check for DKIM, DMARC and SPF records for your domain:
Now, verify the DMARC & SPF records against their correct values, which are:
Also, keep in mind that multiple DMARC & SPF records are not allowed as they create issues in mail deliverability.
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