This article guides you through the steps to add a new domain on Mutant Mail.
Adding a domain to Mutant Mail will allow you to create email ids on that domain, and also choose where to route them.
The process has been simplified now and involves only one step.
Not only that, all the domain/dns record as static for every Mutant Mail account now. That means you can copy/paste them to all your domains, wait for dns propagation to finish, come back to Mutant Mail dashboard and add them.
The records need to be added/modified in your dns registrar (namecheap, godaddy etc) or on your dns provider (like cloudflare) if you use one.
To begin you need to click "Add Domain" button in "My Domains" tab present in Mutant Mail dashboard.
You need to copy and paste all the displayed records into your domain / dns provider of your domain.
The records will look something like below.
Note: In case of subdomain please change the host from @ to yoursubdomain (e.g. if the subdomain was mysubdomain.example.com. Use mysubdomain everywhere denoted by @, and for cname use 'Host Column'.mysubdomain)
Note: @ symbol is used to denote your domain name. In domain/dns panels where you can't enter @ symbol for name/host, use your domain name instead.
After the records have been added to your domain/dns provider.
Type in your domain name.
Click on "Validate and Add Domain" as shown in the image above.
Note: These records only control email, and your website is not at all affected by these dns records. Please do not touch any A record as that can affect your website.
Note: DNS propagation takes from 15 min to 2 hours in general. However, 5% of the domains can take upto 24 hours for changes to reflect.
The SPF record authorises the Mutant Mail server to send email on your behalf. The DMARC record informs cooperating mail servers what they should do with your email message if both SPF and DKIM checks fail.
The CNAME records point to MutantMail DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) keys.
Note: If you are adding a subdomain e.g. mail.mutantmail.com please change the host values to the following
For the MX record: from @ to mail
For the TXT SPF record: from @ to mail
For the CNAME record: from default._domainkey to default._domainkey.mail
For the TXT DMARC record: from _dmarc to _dmarc.mail
If you've added the records but it still isn't verifying please wait a little while, it is likely because the changes have not yet propagated.
You can check the records for your domain using mxtoolbox.com
Please leave these records in place for the duration that you use the domain on MutantMail.
A daily check is carried out on the domain's records, if you remove any records then the domain will become unverified for sending. You will receive an email notification to let you know if your domain has become unverified for sending and which record has caused it to happen.