Squarespace DNS configuration

If your domain is hosted with Squarespace, you can follow the below steps to configure SPF, DKIM, and CNAME records for ZeptoMail. It may take 24-48 hours for the records to be published in the DNS. So your domain will not be verified until that time and you will not be able to send any emails using your domain.

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Add SPF record

  1. Login to your DNS Manager account at Squarespace.
  2. Choose Domains from the top links.
  3. Select the respective domain from the listing, and choose Advanced Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Custom Records and choose TXT record.
  5. In the Host field and Data field, enter the below values:
     Host*Data*
    Main domain
    (E.g., zylker.com)
    v=spf1 include:zeptomail.net ~all
    Subdomain
    (E.g., invoice.zylker.com)
    Subdomain name
  6. If you have an already existing SPF TXT record configured for your domain say "v=spf1 include:zoho.com ~all", then you should not create a new SPF TXT record for ZeptoMail. If the new ZeptoMail SPF TXT value is "v=spf1 include:zeptomail.net ~all", then modify your existing DNS SPF TXT value to "v=spf1 include:zeptomail.net include:zoho.com ~all".
  7. Click Add.

*Get the exact SPF values from the Domains section.

Add DKIM record

  1. Follow steps 1- 3 in the previous section to navigate to the Advanced Settings page.
  2. Click on Custom Records and choose TXT records.
  3. In the Host field, enter <selector>._domainkey*.
  4. In the Data field, enter the DKIM value* generated for your domain in your ZeptoMail account.
  5. Click Add.

*Get the exact DKIM values from the Domains section.

Add CNAME record

CNAME records are added for both mail sending domains associated with Mail Agents or Email tracking domains in ZeptoMail. If your domain is hosted with Squarespace, follow the below steps to add a CNAME and verify your domain.

  1. Login to your DNS Manager account at Squarespace.
  2. Choose Domains from the top links.
  3. Select the respective domain from the listing, and choose Advanced Settings.
  4. Scroll down to Custom Records and choose CNAME from the drop-down menu.
  5. In the Host field, enter the subdomain name of your domain. (For example, if subdomain is bounce.zylker.com, enter bounce in the host field).
  6. In the Data field, enter the value generated in ZeptoMail for this domain.
    HostData
    Subdomain name
    ‚Äč(Eg., bounce, if subdomain is bounce.zylker.com)
    • To configure bounce address, get the CNAME value from the Domains section.  
    • To configure Email Tracking, get the CNAME value from the Email tracking tab under the respective Mail Agent.
  7. Click the Add button to add this CNAME record.
  8. Click Save on the top of the page.
  9. After an hour or two, log in to your ZeptoMail account and click Verify (usually it takes 24-48 hours for the records to be published in the DNS).
  10. If the DNS information is correctly propagated, the subdomain will be verified.