This guide will walk you through how to properly add DNS records for your custom branded email domain within DreamHost.

These instructions will help you validate your domain after generating the CNAME records within the dashboard for the custom email domain.

What You Need to Set Up Your Custom Email Domain

Before you can begin this process, make sure you have access to the following:

How to Add DNS Records for Your Custom Email Domain

  1. From within your DreamHost account on the left-hand side, click on the Domains link.

  2. Select Manage Domains in the Domains drop-down list.

  3. Click the DNS link beneath your domain in the list.

  4. Scroll down the page to find the Add a Custom DNS Record section.

  5. In the Name field, enter the Host that was generated in the dashboard.

  6. For the Type, choose CNAME.

  7. In the Value field, enter the Value that was generated in the dashboard.

  8. If everything appears correct, select “Add Record Now!”. Repeat the process two more times so all three CNAME records have been added.

With this process complete, you can now navigate back to your dashboard and Validate. If the CNAME records were input correctly, you should be all set to continue with your custom branded email domain in the dashboard!

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