Hello, I’m almost a complete noob at this.
I followd Discrouse’s install instructions and created an account on SendGrid to serve as a mail server for Discourse. However, I seem to cannot validate the domain (whitelabeling) that I added on the SendGrid account. It seems that I don’t know how to add the CNAME records for my droplet’s domain, because I’m getting the following message:
Error validating domain: Expected CNAME for “mail.medaddon.com” to match “u2210027.wl.sendgrid.net”. Expected CNAME for “s1._domainkey.medaddon.com” to match “s1.domainkey.u2210027.wl.sendgrid.net”. Expected CNAME for “s2._domainkey.medaddon.com” to match “s2.domainkey.u2210027.wl.sendgrid.net”.
I hope it’s still propagating.
Can somebody help, please? :D
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In your do admin panel go to Network > Domains > yourdomain.com
Then, create the following cnames:
Notice two things:
SendGrid shows you something like
in DigitalOcean when adding a CNAME… drop the yourdomain.com from the first value
s1.domainkey -> s1.domainkey.u…
when you see the setup after saving… you will see something like
s2._domainkey.yourdomain.com. 1800 IN CNAME s2.domainkey.u1XXXXXX.wXXXX.sendgrid.net.
or something… then validation should happen fairly quick
Thank you for reaching out to us!
You’d want to add the CNAME records here.
If you have a problem with adding the CNAME records or would like support to double check the records for you, reach out to us with a support ticket.
Jon Schwenn Platform Support Specialist DigitalOcean