What you will need: 

  • Sign up for a SparkPost Account here  https://www.sparkpost.com.  
  • A Custom Domain.
  • A Business Email Address (Free accounts such as Gmail. Hotmail, and Yahoo will not work)

Step One: Adding a Subdomain to your SparkPost Account

  • Open your SparkPost Account
  • Click "Account" on your left sidebar.
  • Select Sending Domains
  • Click "Sending Domains."
  • Click "Add a Domain."
  • Enter your Emails domain. We suggest you Utilize a Subdomain here such as support.mysterylabproductions.com.**
  • Click "Add Domain."

**Please note: you will need to create a CNAME record and verify this later. 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. This is why you should use a subdomain in this step.**

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."

**Please note: depending on your domain registrar, it may take up to 48 hours for this TXT record to verify.**

Step Three: Set Up A Bounce Subdomain 

  • Scroll down to the CNAME record
  • 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 "Save."
  • Within SparkPost, Click Verify CNAME Record

Step Four: Add SPF Record

  • Open your DNS Zone Records for your domain.
    (Example Given with a Clickfunnels purchased domain)
  • Click on Add to create a new TXT record.
  • Enter @ into the Name input and paste the TXT Record into the value input.
  • Click here to go to the SPF Inspector to be sure it was set up correctly.

Step Five: Adding a Tracking Domain

  • With Sparkpost, scroll to the bottom of your Sending Domain
  • Click "Create a Tracking domain." 
  • Click "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 Six: Add your SMTP Settings to Clickfunnels

Learn how to add your SMTP settings to Clickfunnels

**Please note: 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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