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Name of TXT record = _dmarc
Value of TXT record = v=DMARC1; p=none; rua=mailto:address@EMAILDOMAIN.COM


Hey, Scott. Austin here. And it's the end of 2023 and if you're like me, you recently got an email from Shopify saying, Hey, at a dmarc record to continue sending emails from your domain. So if you're inside of Shopify and you're admin and you're sending emails from your own domain, which is what that looks like.

So if you go into your settings down here in the lower left and go under notifications right here, you'll see that I've set it up so that my sender email is from my own domain. Jade puma dot com and I already did the domain authentication which is called De Kim. Inside of Shopify. I've done that before. So if you're sending out emails from Shopify or from your own domain and not from Shopify email domain, you're going to want to do this dmarc setting inside of your DNS.

Now, if you check out the email, it links to a Shopify article which links to a Google article and some tools, It gets kind of confusing and a little bit technical. So what I want to show you here is the minimum setting that you can set up to get this JE mark requirement met for your domain for your Shopify business.

All right. So the first thing you can do is if you go into the Shopify link in the email, it will show you a tool where is it's yeah, check if you have a valid dmarc record. I or a little bit of this tool and it open in another window and I'm going down and it's going to put in another domain I'm working on right now which is a yo yo wizard dot com to inspect the domain if there's no dmarc record published.

So if you have this issue, it most of us will have this because no one has set up D marks. If you've done it before, you're not watching this video because you're way ahead of everybody else. So if you need to set up your dmarc, you want to log in to your domain registrar, your DNS server, which is usually your domain registrar, right?

So for this yoyo wizard domain, I've registered that through GoDaddy, and GoDaddy is my DNS service. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go into my DNS records for Yoyo wizard dot com and I'm going to add a new record. All right. That record is going to be a text. Now, how you do this is going to depend depending on your DNS service, right?

Most of are fairly similar, but they work a little bit differently. Each one's got a little bit of a nuance behind them. So we're going to do is we're going to put in an underscore and then dmarc.

And then what we're going to do is we're going to put in the value of that is V equals D mark one semicolon space P equals none. Now you can look up the references from Google and all that stuff to see what each of these values means. If you want to understand more about how this works, I'm just trying to show you the minimum to do to get this working and have you compliant with the upcoming changes in February 1st of 2024 with Google and Yahoo!

Email. And then we're going to set the are you A to B mail to citizens to hyperlink to an email and I'm going to have it be support add yo yo wizard dotcom. You'll notice that this email domain is the same domain as my yo yo wizard and then that should meet our needs there. So let's save on that.

So that's successfully published. Now it can take some time for your DNS records to propagate out onto the internet. So if you immediately go back and check out the inspector, it may or may not work for you or me. You won't find the new domain. It may not help. It already found it. That's nice. So I entered that DNS record into my domain, which my DNS service, which is GoDaddy for this domain.

And you can see I instantly got hooray, Your dmarc record is valid. So when you get that notification from Shopify, the people are going to send out a couple more before February 1st. It's that simple to fix. They'd be comfortable logging into your domain. Registrar adding a new entry for your DNS record. It's under the format that I just showed you.

Hopefully that helps. Thanks for watching.

JadePuma is a certified Shopify Expert. If you need any help with your Shopify store, we can help.