- It can take 24-48 hours to fully propagate the information once you complete the initial setup.
- While Privy support is here to answer questions around DNS setup, we do not provide additional guidance or troubleshooting in instances in which the DNS configurations are not behaving as expected. The reason for this is that DNS configurations vary from one webhost provider to another. For any issues, please contact your webhost provider directly.
If you're sending emails out of Privy by default your autoresponder emails, newsletters and more are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. However, it's easy to send emails instead from your domain by following a few steps below.
To change the domain you're sending from, there are a few criteria that must be met:
- Own your own domain name.
- Have the ability to edit the domain’s DNS records
- Be hosting a website at the root of the domain
Note: It isn’t possible to use this feature with free email addresses such as Gmail or Yahoo.
To add a new sending domain:
- Click on the dropdown arrow located on the upper right corner of your account screen. Then, select the “Business Settings” tab:
2. On the resulting screen, select the “Sending Domains” tab located on the left side of the screen. Then select the “Add Sending Domain” button on the upper right:
3. On the resulting prompt enter your domain name, such as “example.com”:
Note: Subdomains cannot be used.
4. Click save:
5. A list of DNS records will appear. Add each of them to your DNS service, one at a time.
Note that there are a mix of CNAME and TXT records.
Once you’ve added the DNS records, click “Verify” next to a domain name to check if the DNS records are correct. View the records again to see which ones require adjustment.
Note: It can take up to 24 hours for DNS records to propagate.
Error “DNS records do not resolve”
You must be hosting a website at your domain to be able to use it as a sending domain with Privy.
To use a sending domain in an email:
1 . Navigate to the email to edit.
2. Click on the “From:” field, the card will open.
3. Select a verified sending domain to use, then enter the rest of the information as you’d like the address to appear.
4. Click Save.
Tips for Where to Update your DNS Records
You can update your DNS records wherever you registered or manage your domain names.
Not all domain registration services will allow you to edit all DNS records; if you cannot update the records below, contact your DNS provider for information on how to get these records updated.
The process of editing your DNS records will depend on what domain provider you are using. We've compiled links to documentation for some common providers here: