Instructions: Setup SPF and DKIM Records for Mandrill

Jürg Unterweger -

DKIM dictates identification protocol for ensuring the authenticity of e-mail senders. Therefore, if RaiseNow sends an e-mail in the name of an organization (for example, to confirm an online donation etc.), the receiving mail server can verify that RaiseNow is allowed to send the e-mail under the domain of the organization.

To activate DKIM, a TXT record must be created: (where must be replaced with the domain to be set/activated) with the following value:

v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCrLHiExVd55zd/IQ/J/mRwSRMAocV/hMB3jXwaHH36d9NaVynQFYV8NaWi69c1veUtRzGt7yAioXqLj7Z4TeEUoOLgrKsn8YnckGs9i3B3tVFB+Ch/4mPhXWiNfNdynHWBcPcbJ8kjEQ2U8y78dHZj1YeRXXVvWob2OaKynO8/lQIDAQAB;

Some DNS providers do not allow semicolons. If this is the case, please use the following:

v=DKIM1\; k=rsa\; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCrLHiExVd55zd/IQ/J/mRwSRMAocV/hMB3jXwaHH36d9NaVynQFYV8NaWi69c1veUtRzGt7yAioXqLj7Z4TeEUoOLgrKsn8YnckGs9i3B3tVFB+Ch/4mPhXWiNfNdynHWBcPcbJ8kjEQ2U8y78dHZj1YeRXXVvWob2OaKynO8/lQIDAQAB\;


SPF is another DNS-based e-mail authentication tool. If you do not have an SPF record yet, you need to add one to your domain. Use the following value if you only send e-mails via Mandrill for this domain:

v=spf1 ?all

Note: you can add TXT Records in the management interface of your domain provider. Since the administrative interfaces vary greatly depending on the provider, we ask you to contact your supplier or your support team for further information.


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