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Creating a Custom Bounce Domain
Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017 05:46PM EST
Note: Only one custom bounce domain is permitted per account at this time.
By adding a bounce domain to your account, you can customize the address that is used for the Return-Path header (which denotes the destination for out-of-band bounces). This custom bounce domain overrides the default Return-Path (also known as the envelope FROM) value of "sparkpostmail.com" for all messages sent.
To configure a custom bounce domain, choose the subdomain you would like to use (e.g. bounces.yourdomain.com) and add the following CNAME record to your DNS settings:
This DNS record will ensure that out-of-band/asynchronous bounces to be routed to SparkPost for processing.
Once you have configured your DNS settings, configure custom bounce domains through the SparkPost user interface, follow the steps below:
- Select Account and then Bounce Domains from the main menu.
- Click the New Domain button to add a new bounce domain.
- Add bounce domain
- Select test
- Make sure the domain is verified by the green check mark