Help with email domain authentication setup through Godaddy

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Help with email domain authentication setup through Godaddy

Is anyone here familiar with authenticating an email domain through Godaddy? I've followed the directions but something doesn't seem right and it's not working. According to the directions, I create one TXT record within godaddy. BUT, that makes it sound like I should be pasting that first line of text which is the hostname provided by CC, into that Godaddy text box titled "Host" and then paste the remaining text record into the "TXT Value" box on Godaddy. But it's incorrect when I do it that way. I sent a test email yesterday and today and get an error. In the past, when I did this via Mailchimp, it worked immediately. I read that it could take up to 24 hours, but I think I'm doing it wrong. Anyone familiar with this and know what I am doing wrong? I've attached a screenshot of the CC directions and a screenshot of my Godaddy DNS panel for TXT insert.

Godaddy screen:

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Constant Contact directions with sample text to copy into domain TXT panel:

 

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Re: Help with email domain authentication setup through Godaddy

Solved it! Posting in case anyone else runs into the same issue. 

 

Solution: When you copy and paste the Hostname that Constant Contact generates, it includes your domain name in that text. That part needs to be deleted before you paste the text into the TXT file on Godaddy. It worked immediately after leaving that part out. 

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Re: Help with email domain authentication setup through Godaddy

Solved it! Posting in case anyone else runs into the same issue. 

 

Solution: When you copy and paste the Hostname that Constant Contact generates, it includes your domain name in that text. That part needs to be deleted before you paste the text into the TXT file on Godaddy. It worked immediately after leaving that part out. 

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Re: Help with email domain authentication setup through Godaddy

Hi @AngelaT100 

 

I'm glad you were able to solve this! Thank you for also sharing your solution here in the Community. I hope it will be helpful for other users who are also having this same experience.


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Re: Help with email domain authentication setup through Godaddy

This also fixed the issue for me! I removed the _domainkey.domain.com part after the hostname and it worked great.

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In the hostname it says to enter 

2020206192._domainkey.seekblessings.com. I have removed the domain name after _ as suggested. Now Should i add  2020206192 (without dot) or  2020206192. (with .)

 

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Re: Help with email domain authentication setup through Godaddy

Hi @Seek_Blessings 

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community about this as well. Generally removing the domain name from the email authentication key usually does help with GoDaddy. However I apologize, once the key is generated on our end we do suggest seeking assistance with adding the key from GoDaddy directly.


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