To use StartMail with your own domain, you'll need to configure some DNS records with your domain registrar.
Please note that the Name parameter might be different depending on the syntax of your domain registrar. If you're unfamiliar with setting this up, please consult your domain registrar.
To set up a domain, we first want to confirm you have ownership over the domain. You can find the specific verification token in the settings panel. The record you'll need to set up:
To direct all incoming traffic to the StartMail servers, you'll need to configure the mail records:
To have recipients validate your outgoing email messages, you'll need to configure a SPF record:
|TXT||@||v=spf1 include:spf.startmail.com -all|
- Depending on the Time to live (TTL) configuration of your DNS settings, changes take between a couple of minutes up to 48 hours before they're in effect. When you're migrating your domain(s) you might want to temporarily choose a shorter TTL so the transition goes more smoothly. After the change is done, you can set a longer TTL.
- You do not need to set up a separate DKIM record, we sign the message with our StartMail DKIM key when you send it and we receive it on our servers.
- DMARC is not supported on business domains.