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Customize your domain with DreamHost and Jackmail


Right before customizing your domain, you have to head over your hoster’s panel and create a subdomain for your campaign.

For example : news.jackmail.com

Step 1.

You need to configure the domain name from which your newsletter will be sent. Head to Jackmail plugin’s settings and enter the subdomain you want to us (our example here : news.jackmail.com)

Customize domain

Step 2.

When you hit ‘Next’, Jackmail will assign a TXT number for this domain. You’ll have to enter this TXT value in your Dreamhost panel.

TXT number

Head to DreamHost control panel and add the TXT record for the higher level domain example.com.
Add the TXT record shown in Jackmail plugin wizard, and don’t forget characters, like “==”

add TXT

Step 3.

Head back to Jackmail and hit next. You’ll have now NS records to add. Be careful, it’s now on the subdomain!

NS records
NS records are the same for everyone. You don’t have to customize them. Just copy and paste the whole record

  • dns.customizedurl.com.
  • dns2.customizedurl.com.

Watch out for the last . after com, it’s mandatory

In your DreamHost panel,  add now two more records of type NS and specify `news` in the Name field, type `NS` and the values provided by Jackmail plugin. Do this step twice, once for each of the NS records required.


DNS changes

Once these steps are done, hit Save on Jackmail plugin and try sending your first email.
Remember that changes in DNS zones can take between 24 and 48 hours to take effect.


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