Learn how to add Elastic Email records to your domain.
Below is a short video guide and checklist showing you how to add the correct Elastic Email records to enable your website to send emails safely and securely from WordPress.
What is a “DNS” record?
DNS (Domain Name System) records are what keep the internet working the way consumers expect, and new records are being added as our needs grow. They’re what makes a domain name such as ns1.com point to a web server’s IP address like 126.96.36.199. We need the DNS system and its records to keep the internet functioning and connected. A, AAAA, CNAME, and TXT records are but a few of the types of records that can be used by your domains, but what do these do?
The below records need to be added to your domain’s DNS records. Please watch the video below before proceeding.
|TXT||@||v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.elasticemail.com ~all||Lowest Allowed|
|TXT||_dmarc||v=DMARC1; p=none;||Lowest Allowed|
Make sure you have covered these items:
- Ensure you only have one “A” record pointing to an IP Address for your website.
- Only add and edit the DNS records provided by Baby Blue Digital.
- Domain propagation can take up to 48 hours, you can view your domains live “A” record location here – https://www.whatsmydns.net/
- If you need further insight into this process, you can review this document – How to Activate the Elastic Email Add-on
- If you are unsure about how to change this record, please contact us first for advice.