How to Edit Your Bluehost DNS Records


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If you have not yet first read about Setting up a Custom Domain, please read that first.

To send emails in Postaga from a custom domain, you will need to change the DNS records in your provider’s settings.

To do this, you will need to own a domain to send from (e.g. “your-website.com”) and have access to the DNS settings in Bluehost.

This help doc specifically is meant to help you if your domain is registered with / hosted with Bluehost.

If your DNS is not with Bluehost, you can see here for more general help on editing DNS records.

To edit your DNS records, you will need to log into your Bluehost account.

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Next, you will need to find the appropriate DNS records listed in your Postaga account to add in Bluehost.

You can get these records by going to your account APIs page and clicking the checkbox under custom domains. Here is a screenshot of an example below:

Using Bluehost as the example, you will need to get to your DNS Zone Editor:

Management of your records in Bluehost is done through the DNS Zone Editor. Once you have logged in to your Bluehost cPanel account, the following steps will show you how to access the editor:

  1. Click the Domains tab.
    • For Legacy Accounts, the Domains option will appear in the sub-menu at the top of the screen.
    • Bluerock Account users will see the Domains tab on the left-hand side menu.
  2. Click the Zone Editor from the sub-menu.
  3. Once you have accessed the DNS Zone Editor these steps will explain how to add a new record.

    1. Scroll down to the heading named Add DNS Record.
    2. In the Host Record field, enter the desired record name.
    3. Leave the TTL field at it’s default setting.
    4. Select the proper entry type for your application, from the drop-down labeled Type.
    5. In the Points To field, enter the address that the record should resolve to.
    6. Other fields may appear depending on the type of record you are creating.
    7. Click on the Add Record button to create the record.

This should get you to a screen where you can edit your DNS records.

bluehost dns zone editor

Then, you will add additional DNS records from the Postaga API page. These will include:

  1. Two CNAME records
  2. Two MX records
  3. Two TXT records (one is the SPF record, one is the DKIM / domain key record)

You should not need to delete any existing DNS records that were already there.

Then, save the records you added.

Next, you can go to your Postaga API page and click “Recheck DNS” at the bottom of this page, and Postaga will verify the records.

Sometimes, it may take a few minutes for the records to update.

custom dns domain check postaga

Once you see the checkmarks next to the MX records, your custom domain is confirmed.

Now, any campaigns that you send out will send from your custom domain.

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