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Barracuda PhishLine

Domain Authorization

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Domain Authorization functionality replaces the former @Restricted Domains functionality.

Before you can begin your campaign, you must authorize each of your domains. You do this by adding an innocuous text record to your domain, to prove to the Barracuda PhishLine system that you own the domain. This is a security measure to ensure that you, in fact, have the authority to send emails to the domains you specify. The domain list is generated automatically based on the domains associated with each of the users you uploaded to your address books. You can also add the domains manually to authorize them in advance.

To authorize your domains:

  1. Navigate to Campaigns > Domain Authorization.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter the Domain Name you want to authorize.
  4. Click Save.
  5. When the page refreshes, locate and copy the TXT Record Content for the domain.
  6. Add this TXT record to your domain through your DNS (Domain Name Server) provider. You can obtain instructions on how to add a TXT record to your domain from your DNS provider.

Organizational email address books often contain emails from associated entities, like consultants, contractors, and partners. These entities should not be receiving campaign emails, unless you are authorized to do so.

Campaign Schedules and Test Emails

You cannot schedule unauthorized email addresses in any campaigns. If a user attempts to send a test email to an unauthorized domain, the email will not be sent until you authorize the domain.

Identifying Unauthorized Domains

Unauthorized domains are listed under Campaign > Domain Authorization. You can filter by Validated to list only the unauthorized domains. In addition, Barracuda Phishline warns you in the following locations:

  • Dashboard: If there are any unauthorized email addresses in any of your address books.
  • Address Book: If there are any unauthorized email addresses.
  • Campaign: If there are any unauthorized email addresses in the address books associated with the campaign.

If you see a warning message about unauthorized domains, as shown here, click the warning message to see which email address domains require authorization.

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