How to Obtain a Verified Mark Certificate (VMC) by Opening an Entrust Account
Are you looking for a way to authenticate your email and improve deliverability? Then a Verified Mark Certificate (VMC) may be just what you need. A VMC is an email authentication standard that provides an additional layer of trust and security to your email messages. By using a VMC, you can prove to your recipients that the email they received is indeed from you and not a spoofed or phishing attempt.
To release a VMC, you need to open an account with a trusted Certificate Authority (CA) like Entrust. In this guide, we’ll show you how to easily open an Entrust account and set up a VMC for email authentication.
Step 1: Create an Entrust Account
Visit the Entrust website and click Add to Cart. You’ll be asked to provide your personal and company details. Make sure to give accurate information, as this will be used to verify your identity.
Step 2: Verify Your Email Address
After creating your account, you’ll need to verify your email address in the account. This is an important step, as Entrust will send important notifications and updates to this email address.
Step 3: Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)
To set up a VMC, you’ll need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from your email platform. The CSR is a text file that contains information about your email domain and server.
Step 4: Submit the CSR to Entrust
Once you’ve generated the CSR, submit it to Entrust. Log in to your Entrust account to submit the CSR.
Step 5: Complete the Authentication Process
After submitting the CSR, Entrust will begin the authentication process. This may take several days, as Entrust will verify your identity and domain ownership. Be sure to respond promptly to any requests for additional information from Entrust.
Step 6: Install the VMC
Once Entrust has completed the authentication process, you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to install the VMC. Follow the instructions provided by Entrust to install the VMC on your email platform.
Entrust VMC for Gmail
To set up a VMC for Gmail, you’ll need to create a DKIM record and add it to your DNS settings.
Follow these steps:
Log in to your Gmail account and click on the gear icon in the top right corner.
Select Settings from the dropdown menu.
Click the Accounts and Import tab.
Scroll down to the DKIM section and click Add a domain key.
Follow the instructions provided by Gmail to create a DKIM record.
Add the DKIM record to your DNS settings.