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Install your Custom Email Domain as an Inbox channel
In this guide, you'll learn how to set up your own/custom email domain as an Email channel. To start, you will need to request access to the Email Pro channel. Please make your request to the Support team using our contact form.
Once you have access, follow the steps below:
This will take you to the following page:
Name your channel, make sure it's easily recognizable for yourself and your team. Don't worry, this will only be used internally. For our example, the channel name is Email Amsterdam.
Time to add your domain. Please make sure that you own the domain and have access to its Domain Name System (DNS) record.
You have the option to add the URL from which you want to receive webhooks. Keep in mind that this webhook will only be used for inbound emails only. When you’re finished click Install Channel.
Click the Edit Channel icon.
Use the DKIM to verify your sender domain. You will need to manually add the DKIM within 90 days. Copy the Hostname and Value below, and add them to your DNS record.
Verification can take up to 48 hours depending on your email client but we recommend waiting 30 minutes or so before verifying the records (sometimes longer). If you still see the error 'Action Required' after some time, please make sure your DKIM record is properly configured in their DNS servers and reach out to us if you still see issues.
This can be achieved by following these steps:
- 1.Go to your inbox flow.
- 2.After the Incoming Message step, introduce a Branch step.
- 3.In the branch, choose the option "Custom condition".
- 4.Create the following conditions "message.email.to.address contains support" and "message.email.to.address contains sales"
- 5.Introduce the "Create Inbox ticket" flow step after each of these conditions.
Here is what it would look like in Flow Builder:
Then you will need to set up the forwarding rule to <channelId>@fwd-sp.messagebird.com on your email client or at your ISP's end. The channel ID for your email channel can be found in your Channels directory.
And that’s it! 🎉 Email is now installed as a channel and set up with Inbox.
Note that email tickets replied to via Inbox will not be visible in the 'Sent' tab of your email client.