By default, Lineup sends out all email communications from firstname.lastname@example.org. For enterprise customers, however, we offer the ability to send from your own domain (e.g. if you're with Acme Inc. and want to send emails from @acme.com, we can set that up for you).
Please note: currently, we support only a single, domain-specific email address to replace "email@example.com."
Setting this up requires some work on our end and collaboration with your IT team to configure our DNS for DKIM and DMARC authentication (which is a fancy way of allowing us to send email on your behalf without it looking suspicious).
This documentation covers everything you need to know (or to pass on to your IT team) to get you up and running.
What Lineup needs to do
Step one is to let us know that you'd like to go down this route. There are some things that we'll need to configure with our mail service to add your domain as a sending domain. Reach out to your Lineup sales rep or create a ticket here to get started.
What the client needs to do
Set up DKIM authentication
To setup DKIM authentication, you will need to add a two CNAME records with your DNS provider.
- First record:
- Second record:
Replace "example.com" with the domain you're setting up.
Set up DMARC
In addition to DKIM, you are required to set up a DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) policy. This is a method of email authentication that helps identify that the email you send is from the real you. It helps protect both senders and recipients from activities like phishing, spamming, and spoofing.
DMARC uses DKIM to evaluate the authenticity of email messages. When both DMARC and DKIM are set up correctly, you can send an email via Lineup.
We only require that you have a DMARC policy; it can be set with
p=none in relaxed mode, which indicates that email that fails should be delivered normally.
In your Domain’s DNS settings, add a TXT record named
yourdomain.com with the domain name you are authenticating. Note that some domain hosts automatically add the domain name after
_dmarc, so make sure it doesn't appear twice.)
In the TXT record value, use
v=DMARC1; p=none; at minimum. For more information on setting up DMARC, see Google’s example for How to Add Your DMARC Record.
There's one more TXT record that you'll need to create in your domain's DNS records. This value is different for each domain, and you'll need to reach out to Lineup Support if we have no already received it.
It begins to
mandrill_verify and ends with some random numbers and letters.
Contact Lineup Support
Once you have configured all three TXT files, please reach out to Lineup support again. We'll verify that the SPF and DKIM settings are valid and your domain is verified, and you should be all set.
Select an email address
Currently, we can support a single, domain-specific email address (we have plans to update this later on). Please include in your final support ticket the email address that you would like all of your emails to be sent from. We recommend setting up a shared mailbox on your domain to handle this.