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Edit your DNS records

This page explains how to edit your DNS records for a Pro List.

When you order a Pro List you need to edit the DNS records of your domain so that your list's emails get delivered to our Mailman servers.

Most commonly, editing the DNS records will be done on your web-hosting company's website. You'll need to login to your account on your web-hosting company's website and find a link to something like "Domain Manager", or "Custom DNS Records".

If you can't find where to edit your DNS records let us know. We've seen most types of setups and will probably be able to steer you in the right direction, or simply do it for you.

The server location for your list (that you chose when ordering) will determine what information needs to be entered into your new DNS records.

The information that you will need to edit your DNS records can be found in your Account under the link – DNS records.

The DNS records you will need to add are:

Below are screen shots that illustrate the record entries required. Each ISP will have it's own interface, but the principles are the same. Don't copy the data in the screenshots – the real data that you'll need is on your Account page.

Record type: A -- Host:lists -- Points to: 12.34.567.89
Record type: MX -- Host:lists -- Points to:
Record type: AAAA -- Host:lists. Points to: 1a02:b0c0:3:d0::4c:b005
Record type: TXT -- Host:lists. -- Points to: v=spf1 mx a 1a02:b0c0:3:d0::4c:b005 ~all

Once your records have been edited and have propagated around the world (which can take up to 3 hours) we will then create a SSL certificate for your domain, plus add entries for DKIM and DMARC records.

Although not essential, these last two DNS records do go a long way in preventing your list's emails getting tagged as spam. So we encourage you to add them once your list is up and running.

Record type: A -- Host:_dmarc.lists -- Points to: v=DMARC1; p=none; pct=100; rua=,; sp=none aspf=r
Record type: MX -- Host:mail._domainkey.lists -- Points to: v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MsahsdfsdfUUSGERSRSsadhfasdfyewr...