Connect clouflare to mailchimp

Hello,
I’ve been trying to connect my mailchimp account to my domain. The domain is from namecheap, hosting from freehosting, and I connected it to cloudflare to get the padlock.

To connect the domain to mailchimp, they asked me to make copy a specific value into the CNAME record named “www” for my domain.

It also asked me to copy an IP address into the “A” record for my domain.

Both the cname “www”, and the “A” records existed in my DNS settings already, so I changed them instead of creating new ones.

I just received an email from mailchimp saying that the connection between mailchimp and the domain failed.

What could I have done wrong. I’m so ignorant on this subject that I have no idea if it’s correct to ask here, or if I need to contact mailchimp.

If you need more info, please tell me and I’ll provide it.

Thank you!

The record was probably set to :orange:. Switch that to :grey: and try again.

Sandro!!! You’re a magician! I will never understand how you guys do it. I can’t even begin to understand what the difference between proxies and DNS only would be.

Now, maybe you can help me with a similar issue. I’m supposed to connect my gmail between cloudflare and mailchimp as well.

It says "Authenticate gmail.com with Mailchimp by modifying your domain’s DNS records. These changes allow your campaigns to appear to come from gmail.com, instead of from our servers. After you’ve made the required DNS changes, please wait 24-48 hours for the changes to propagate.

DKIM: Create a CNAME record for k1._domainkey.gmail.com with this value:

dkim.mcsv.net

SPF: Create a TXT record for gmail.com with:

`v=spf1 include:servers.mcsv.net ?all"

After I do this in the DNS settings, it says in mailchimp "We tried to verify your DNS changes and did not detect the right values. Remember that DNS changes can take 24-48 hours to propagate through the internet.

DKIM: CNAME record for k1._domainkey.gmail.com pointing to dkim.mcsv.net not found."

Is it the same solution here? Change the color of the cloud?
I’m afraid to experiment with this myself as I have no clue whatsoever about what I’m doing!

Yes, most likely that should be :grey: too.

The difference is simply. When it is :grey: it points to what you defined. When it is :orange: it points first to Cloudflare’s proxies which then forward data to whatever you originally set up.

Hmm, this still doesn’t work.

It say is mailchimp " We tried to verify your DNS changes and did not detect the right values. Remember that DNS changes can take 24-48 hours to propagate through the internet.

DKIM: CNAME record for k1._domainkey.gmail.com pointing to dkim.mcsv.net not found."

My dns settings look like this:

Is it possible to see what is wrong here?

What exactly is not working? Post a screenshot of the instructions and an uncensored screenshot of what you set up.

I would say not the Cloudflare setup is wrong, but whatever you set up on your mailing provider.

It says k1._domainkey.gmail.com which would mean you own gmail.com. You probably added the wrong domain there.

Sandro, again, thanks for your help.

Okey, what do you mean with mailing provider? When I set up my mailchimp account, I used my gmail. When you verify the account, that email is put there under domains with a tag that says “verified”.

At this point, however, if I send out an email to my subscribers, the email is shown to be sent “via” their servers. This leads to many emails hitting spam folders. In order to change the “via” to have it being sent straight from my gmail, I need to authenticate.

Where would you say in this process that I entered wrong info?

Thanks!

That is something you’d need to clarify with them I am afraid. It is just that it seems from your screenshot you want to setup Google’s domain on their end and that wont work of course.

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