Newsletter Crew October 25, 2020

Trying to fix DMARC for my newsletter deliverabilty. But not sure if it is fixed...?

𝙈𝙄𝘾𝙃𝘼𝙀𝙇 𝘼𝙉𝘿𝙍𝙀𝙐𝙕𝙕𝘼 @Michael_Andreuzza

Hello everyone,

Let me explain.

I have been trying to setup DMARC and so on so I can get a better deliverabilty with my own domain [email protected] .

I setup everything with Porkbun and Netlify. I also fixed the Gmail stuff and so on.


I check my DMARC status and it was all good, then I sent a test email from emailoctopus and it ended up on the promotions tab.

And it popped the yellow msg.

But according to a mx toolbox was fine.

Is it because it needs to propagate or something still?

Any place where I learn properly about it?

Thanks a lot!

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    So you've got DMARC set up, but you need DKIM and SPF set-up for the email you're sending to pass. So in EmailOctopus verify your domain here:

    That'll set up DKIM and SPF, then once they're passing DKIM should pass too.

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      Oh, wow. That's what I call customer service :-).

      I did input all the cname's and spf that I got fro EO then I have this DMARC

      Does this suits ?

      Thank you so much Thomas.

      Edit: Everything is fixed now.

      Thomas, that was really nice you popping out and helping. Really helpful.

      Appreciate it a lot.

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        Just checked and yep, can confirm everything is passing!

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          Thanks to you Thomas
          Really appreciate that.

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    @Michael_Andreuzza when you say you fixed all the Gmail stuff, how do you mean? In Netlify or in Google Domains?

    I ran into issues with DMARC/DKIM/SPF (you should have all 3) with a Google domain using Gmail as the Mail provider and Netlify as the DNS host initially. I had to make sure I migrated all DNS to Netlify, but using Gmail DMARC/DKIM/SPF record values. I didn’t see this spelled out anywhere specifically, though.

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      What I meant about Gmail is that added it so I can send emails from gmail with my email.

      Yeah, Netlify is hosting my site, so I yave al DNS stuff there.

      So you mean,I have to use gmail record values, and change them from those I have now?

      Thank you for replying Mike.

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        For, I went into Google Domains and created DMARC, DKIM, and SPF records and then went to Netlify DNS to create those same records and copy/paste the record values:
        Fraction DNS

        One thing that is technically allowed, but less than ideal and might be throwing your emails into spam is that you don't have a DKIM record for

        DMARC and SPF without DKIM isn't ideal, as DKIM is one authentication method for DMARC.

        Since Gmail is your mail sending domain, you'll need to add a new TXT record for SPF that looks something like this:

        I just made the record first in Google Domains, and then copy/pasted the value into Netlify DNS.

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          Hey Mike, sorry for late replay. Work...

          I just saw that I got the wrong DMARC1 from Porkbun wrong I woud say because they gave me this:

          Record Type: TXT
          Answer: v=DMARC1; p= quarantine; rua=mailto:[email protected]; ruf=mailto:[email protected]; fo=1
          TTL: 300

          For the DKIM record, you will want to input the following:
          Record Type: TXT
          Answer: v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQC36Um5c4XVXTUINDRFZH/13pCDNfNNjDT+P87WBzkooyf5Ez6QcuVkX/Qsoi6YTWqAm/Gfb4alsmV1vKJqgEdKXes7chNF8UBY6Sz8vZFHQ593E1Gc2HNmHGY7jFV9BrTvbuqsYojlGfClvHi5o1idDf+JBTf8TgV4AC4IGBXRBwIDAQAB
          TTL: 300

          but for example this:

          rua=mailto:[email protected]; ruf=mailto:[email protected];

          should have been with my domain right?

          rua=mailto:[email protected]; ruf=mailto:[email protected];

          If I am not wrong.

          I am sending the email from emailoctopus though...not from google

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            I think part of your issue is that you're using EmailOctopus to send the email campaigns, but Porkbun for email hosting:

            dig MX +short

            You're using Porkbun to send via Gmail so you'll need to make sure there is a DKIM record for Porkbun and that Porkbun has an MX record set up for the Google MX server:


            as per this article:

            That article doesn't mention DKIM (it should), but the record you created looks good, just be really cautious of spaces and line breaks when you copy/paste.

            For SPF, you'll need a TXT record in Porkbun as well the Gmail value of:

            v=spf1 ~all

            For the DMARC record on the "rua=" and "ruf=" parts, yes you want your own domain's email address.

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              Hey mike,

              I got setup already.

              I am hosting on Netlify and sending from Email Octopus actually..which is the records that i needed.

              Now is all green.

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                😅 Sorry I see I’m late to the party, but glad you got it sorted.

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                  no don't be sorry. You helped me.I am super thankful for that.

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