DNS Configuration to Allow Your Domain to be Used as the From Email Address
When an email is sent to a gift recipient by Gift Card Pro, the from email address is set to firstname.lastname@example.org by default.
If you would like to use your domain, some additional configuration to your DNS settings on your domain registrar is required.
For more information on how to add a TXT DNS record to your domain, please review the following articles based on your service provider:
One you have found out where to edit your DNS settings, add a TXT record with the following values:
In the “host” field, enter “@”, or for subdomains, enter the first part of your subdomain.
In the “value” field, enter the following.
v=spf1 include:mailer.giftcardpro.app ~all
If you already have a SPF record set up, you will need to alter it to include both values. For example:
v=spf1 include:mailer.shopify.com include:mailer.giftcardpro.app ~all
Once complete, apply this record, and add a new CNAME record with the following values:
In the “host” field, enter:
In the “value” field, enter:
Once thes values are entered, click save, and return to the Gift Card Pro dashboard for domain verification.
Please note, that DNS updates can take up to 24 hours to propagate across the internet, although, often times this occurs within a few minutes.
What if I want to use a gmail address?
For the email to be able to go out from a URL, ownership of the URL is required.
Unfortunately an email address from @gmail.com or any other non-proprietary address such as @hotmail.com cannot be configured to be the sending email address. This is because ownership of the email address must be proven. This is the same with how it works when setting up from emails in Shopify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ2azJmTNLA
If you own your URL and set up an email address with the URL, this can then be added to both Gift Card Pro and Shopify.
In the meantime, emails would go to the recipient from this address: