Amazon Route 53

This guide is intended to show how to create the various DNS records that can be configured to authenticate and white-label your mail processing through SocketLabs.

Go to http://aws.amazon.com/route53/

Click Sign In at the top, and in the drop-down menu, click AWS Management Console.

Sign in with the account your domain is registered under.

On the Amazon Web Services page, select Route 53.

In the navigation menu, select Hosted Zones.

Place a check mark next to the domain you wish to white-label and select Go to Record Sets.

CNAME Records for Engagement Tracking and Custom Bounce Domain

  • Select Create Record Set.
  • In the window that appears next to your record sets, enter your desired host name in the Name field.
  • Change the Type to CNAME - Canonical name.
  • Select No in the Alias field.
  • In the Value field, enter tracking.socketlabs.com
  • Click Create at the bottom of the form to publish your CNAME record.

CNAME Record for Custom DKIM Signing

Only publish this record if you plan on using the Custom DKIM signing option, rather than Advanced DKIM.

  • Select Create Record Set
  • In the window that appears next to your record sets, enter dkim_.domainkey in the Name field.
  • Change the Type to CNAME - Canonical name.
  • Select No in the Alias field.
  • In the Value field, enter dkim._domainkey.email-od.com
  • Click Create at the bottom of the form to publish your CNAME record.

Advanced DKIM

It is recommended that you use the DKIM Generation Wizard and use the private and public key pair generated.

  • Select Create Record Set.
  • In the window that appears next to your record sets, enter yourselector._domainkey in the Name field.
  • Change the Type to TXT - Text.
  • Select No in the Alias field.
  • In the Value field, enter k=rsa; p=yourpublickey
  • Click Create at the bottom of the form to publish your public key.

SPF

  • Select Create Record Set
  • In the window that appears next to your record sets, leave the Name field blank.
  • Change the Type to TXT - Text.
  • Select No in the Alias field.
  • In the Value field, enter v=spf1 include:email-od.com ~all

Important: If Your Domain Already Publishes an SPF Record
If your domain already publishes an SPF record, you will just need to add the include:email-od.com to it. For example, if your record looks similar to:
example.com TXT "v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com ~all"
Then adding include:email-od.com to it will look as such:
example.com TXT "v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com include:email-od.com ~all"

  • Click Create at the bottom of the form to publish your SPF record.