This article will assist you with setting up SparkPost as an SMTP service.

Step One: Adding a Subdomain to your SparkPost Account

  • Open your SparkPost Account
  • Select the Account Menu
  • Select Sending Domains
  • Click Add a Domain
  • Enter your Emails domain. We suggest you Utilize a Subdomain here such as support.mysterylabproductions.com You will need to create a CNAME record and verify this laterr.. You cannot create a CNAME of an A Record. Meaning, if your root domain is being utilized, you cannot create a CNAME to verify it.  
  • Click Add Domain

Step Two: Add the SparkPost TXT record to your DNS Settings

  • Open your Zone Records Editor (Example given with Clickfunnels purchased domain)
  • Add a TXT record
  • Copy HostName without the root domain from SparkPost and Paste into Name input Example: scph0218._domainkey.support
    ** Please note the image above and what's crossed out. **
  • Copy Value from SparkPost and Paste into Value
  • Press Save
  • Within SparkPost, Select Verify TXT Record (This can take up to 48 hours depending on your DNS Service.)

Step Three: Set up a Bounce subdomain 

  • Scroll down to the CNAME record

Add a CNAME to your DNS Zone Record Editor

  • Open your DNS Zone Record Editor (Example given with a Clickfunnels purchased domain)
  • Create a CNAME
  • Type your subdomain into the Name input
    Example: you would enter only info from info.mysterylabproductions.com
  • Type sparkpostmail.com into the Value input
  • Press Add / Save
  • Within SparkPost, Click Verify CNAME Record (This can take up to 48 hours depending on your DNS Service.)

Step Four: Adding a Tracking Domain

  • Scroll to the bottom of your Sending Domain
  • Click Create a Tracking domain 
  • Add Domain
  • Enter a new subdomain example provided is info.mysterylabproductions.com
  • Select Add Domain
  • Click Settings to get the CNAME information
  • Create a CNAME in your  Domains DNS Editor 
  • Enter the Subdomain in the name input
    Example: you would enter only info from info.mysterylabproductions.com
  • Enter spgo.io in the value input
  • Click Test inside of SparkPost (This can take up to 48 hours depending on your DNS Service.)

Step Five: Add your SMTP Settings to Clickfunnels

Click here to learn how to add your SMTP settings to Clickfunnels

If you receive any errors, please make sure that your domain has been properly configured in SparkPost and each respective area has been validated. 

If you have any questions about this, please contact our support team by clicking the support icon in the bottom right-hand corner of this page

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