Act-On Configuration Overview

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This article outlines the technical requirements for setting up your new Act-On account.

  • You will need action from your IT staff, web hosting provider, and email provider
  • You will also need to contact Act-On support
  • You may need to wait for responses during this process, so it is critical to get started as soon as possible

Some of these settings affect your email-sending ability, and others enable you to track website visitors.

Email Setup

These steps give Act-On permission to send emails on your behalf.

Why is this important? 
Without these settings, your emails are very likely to be sent to spam or rejected altogether (bounce).

Email From Setup (SPF, DKIM, and DMARC)

This allows Act-On to send mail "from" your organization. Set up Email From here. To learn more about these topics, see What is SPF?, What is DKIM?, & What Is DMARC?

Envelope Domain Setup 

This shows email providers that your Act-On messages are genuine. Set up Envelope Domain here

Yahoo Feedback Loop

This is important when sending to contacts with Yahoo and AOL emails. Set up the Yahoo Feedback Loop here

Verify Your DNS Setup

You can check your DNS records at any point in the setup process. See our guide here for more information: Validating Your Technical Setup.

Website Tracking Setup

These steps will enable you to drive traffic to your website and analyze visitor data.

Why is this important?
Without these settings, web browsers may block your Act-On assets (forms, landing pages, etc.).

Custom Domain and SSL Certificate

This adds custom branding to your Act-On URLs and ensures that traffic is secure (HTTPS). Set up your custom marketing domain here

Beacon Tracker (for Website Prospector)

This collects useful data on your website traffic that gets displayed in Act-On's Website ProspectorSet up the Beacon Tracker here.

Allow Traffic from Act-On's IP Addresses

All accounts should review their company firewalls with their IT administrator and ensure that Act-On's IPs and Domains are permitted network traffic. This ensures that you can:

  • Receive mail from your Act-On account (including test messages and important system alerts)
  • Sync data with your CRM (for on-prem CRMs)
  • Receive exports from Data Studio (if behind a firewall)
  • Use Act-On Anywhere for Outlook

Allow Network Traffic from Act-On IPs and Domains

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