Domain verification protects your branding and domain reputation, ensuring that only owners of a domain are able to send email on it's behalf. This article will provide information on the purpose of domain verification, as well as the process of verifying domains.
The following user roles can verify domains:
Prior to sending email from SharpSpring, you must verify the sending domain. Verification provides security for domain owners by rejecting potential spoofed mail if the sender lacks access to the domain they are trying to send from. It is the first step towards maximizing deliverability.
To complete domain verification, do the following:
- In SharpSpring's top toolbar, click User Settings > Settings.
- In the left panel, click Email Settings.
- Click the DKIM and Sending Domains tab.
- Click Add Domain.
- In the pop-up window that appears, enter the email address to be verified.
- Click Send Verification Email.
- In another browser tab, go to your email client for the sending domain just verified.
- Open the email in the inbox asking to confirm the verification process.
- Click the Yes, Verify This Domain link.
- Return to the SharpSpring browser tab.
- In DKIM and Sending Domains, locate the domain you have just verified.
- Confirm that there is a checkmark.
After verification, you may optionally navigate to your email settings page to configure DKIM for this domain. Alignment between your verified domain and a valid DKIM signature is necessary for optimal inbox placement.