All email communications (replies to customers, forwarded dialogues, etc) sent out via Let’s Talk! are all sent out through the k12-lets-talk.com email domain. 

If your district wants to use your own district domain to send out communications instead, you can do this by authenticating your domain. 

Why set up DKIM?

Setting up DKIM will remove the “via k12-lets-talk.com” from emails and will allow you to have more attribution over the emails you send.
This helps reduce confusion for the end recipient who should focus on the company sending an email, not the client they are sending it through.

Why setup SPF? 

Setting up the SPF record, allows you to send emails using your domain as a sender, even when the emails will be sent by our email servers.
Without the SPF record, the recipient email severs will mark your emails as a phishing attempt, as they would notice that the server the email is coming from (k12-lets-talk.com) is not allowed to send for your domain.

How do I do this? 

System Admins can access this feature by going to Settings > Channels > Email 

Within the email settings page, scroll down to the bottom to find the Domain(s) authorized to be used as Sender Email Address section. 

Type in the domain you want to authenticate – for example @mcsdistrict.org – and click Add. 

A pop-up will appear with instructions. You have a couple of options to authenticate the domain: 

  • Create a TXT record with a DKIM value
  • Create a TXT record with SPF value
  • And if you have no idea what the two bullet points above mean, you can check the box at the bottom of the pop-up to send these instructions to your IT Admin. 

Once the domain has been authenticated, you will find it under the Domain(s) authorized to be used as Sender Email Address section. 

From there, you can change the sender address for any outbound emails to any email address from your district’s domain. Outbound emails are under the following sections: 

  • Dialogue Replies Sent to Customers
  • Email Notifications Sent to Customers
  • Email Notifications Sent to Users