Custom domains

Released: August, 2020.

Adding your domains to Paced Email requires the addition of two MX and two TXT records to your DNS provider. See below for setup instructions.

Custom domains requires a premium account.

Benefits

  • Personalised email aliases
  • Enhanced privacy
  • Ability to change between daily, weekly and monthly digest frequency via the dashboard

Examples

Default With custom domains
johndoe.news@daily.paced.email news@paced.example.com
johndoe.stripe.com@weekly.paced.email stripe.com@paced.example.com

Where example.com is a domain that you own and have verified with Paced Email.

Setup

Step 1: Add your domain to Paced Email

First, add a custom domain to your Paced Email account via your dashboard. You will then receive two MX and two TXT records to add to your DNS provider. All four records are required to successfully verify your domain.

Unverified DNS settings for a newly added custom domain

Paced Email aliases use the paced subdomain so as to not interfere with any existing root domain emails. E.g. you@example.com.

Step 2: Add DNS records to hosting provider

Login to your hosting provider and navigate to the DNS section. This area is called DNS at Cloudflare, but we've seen it called Networking at Digital Ocean and Zone Editor in cPanel.

Next, you need to add the records.

MX

The hostname in this case is paced.yourdomain.com or sometimes just paced. You'll also be asked for priority, which should be 10 for both records.

TXT

Again, there are two records to add.

Step 3: Wait (up to 24 hours)

It can take up to 24 hours for DNS changes to propagate across the internet. In our experience, it usually happens faster than that, but don't get discouraged if it doesn't happen immediately.

If you're impatient like us, you can also the Verify DNS settings button on the domain page.

Usage

Once fully verified, you can use your personalised Paced Email aliases like usual.

Need help?

Please contact me, and I'll happily lend a hand.

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