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How to set your custom tracking domain in GMass

I’ve written extensively about the importance of having a dedicated tracking domain for your GMass account. Now, you can set your tracking domain all on your own after you’ve implemented the DNS setup for it.

Set your dedicated tracking domain in GMass

Compose a new message in Gmail, put trackingdomain@gmass.co in the To field, and put the tracking domain you created in the Subject. Then hit the main GMass buttonDo not hit the Send button.

In this example, my G Suite email address is ajay@wordzen.com, and I’m setting track.wordzen.com as my tracking domain. I must hit the GMass button, not the Send button.

Note: For instant approval, your tracking domain must contain the domain of your G Suite email address. Meaning, if you are john@abcwidgets.com, your tracking domain should be something like link.abcwidgets.com. If your email address domain and your tracking domain don’t match, your request will be accepted but will be held for manual approval.

To clear your tracking domain settings

If you want to clear your custom tracking domain so that your mailings revert to the system shared tracking domain, do the same as above except put the word “clear” (without the quotes) in the Subject line. That will clear the tracking domain for your account, and if your account is a G Suite account, it will also clear the tracking domain for any other GMass accounts of the same domain name.

 

38 Comments
  1. Hi Ajay, this may be a bit of a noob question but would there be a risk that our tracking domain could be used by anyone else? I guess my concern is that IF someone could then this could be severely harmful to our businesses domain.

  2. This isn't possible, because we would have to manually approve the assignment of a tracking domain to an account, when the domain of the tracking domain doesn't match the domain of the Google Apps account.

  3. Hi created new CNAME & got approved by GMASS that I have custom tracking domain but all my emails are still ending up in spam folders when sending. Please help

  4. It’s a bit irritating that after paying for GMass I have to do this to make it actually work. It really should have been mentioned up front. And “one simple step” is plainly a lie. This is my first moth using gmass and will likely be my last.

    1. Hi John,

      I’m sorry you feel that way. We try to make it as simple as possible (and even offer to set it up for you if you don’t feel technically able) – we developed this feature to ensure the deliverability our users prefer. If you want me to set up your CNAME record for you, Please contact our support team through http://gmass.co/g/support

      1. Hello Maya, this is a different John but I’m having the same problem. Issues with the cname record. Would it be possible to set mine up for me? John

  5. 3D cart set up my tracking domain CNAME: email.emerges.com.

    I sent it to you all as instructed and you approved it.

    Now what do I do? Do I have to embed the CNAME into each email that I compose or how does it work?

  6. Hi
    I have purchased a Gmass for one of my business emails set up through my website. I am curious if a bundle package exists for other email accounts under the same domain? We have a total of 5 accounts. Does gmail offer any type of package deal. Even for 3 of us that need it the most. Thank you

    1. Hi Colleen,

      GMass subscriptions are per Gmail or G Suite account, and GMass doesn’t care what alias addresses are connected to a single account. So if you have all of your aliases on the various domains set up in a single Gmail account, and that single Gmail account is subscribed to GMass, then you are able to send from all of those different alias addresses with a single GMass subscription.

      If, however, those aliases are spread across multiple Gmail accounts, then you would need a subscription for each of those Gmail accounts.

  7. Адрес не найден
    Сообщение не доставлено, так как адрес trackdomain@gmass.co не найден или не принимает входящие письма.

    Что делать? Может адрес изменился?

  8. Guys! Does this tool still work ? I have set up the SMTP server with sendgrid, created a Cname and pointed it to >> x.gmtrack.net , however the emails that i send as a test to my other emal adress are landing in the spam folder. What am i missing ?

    1. There are numerous factors that can affect this. Reasons that an email platform filter your emails as spam varies from one platform to another. The best way to check what the reason is provided is to test sending to a Gmail account of your own. If the email ends up in spam, see if a reason is provided, like in the example below:
      https://www.gmass.co/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Gmail-Spam-Folder-From-Address.gif

      For more troubleshooting steps please see https://www.gmass.co/blog/spam-folder-email-blocking-issue-determine-cause/

  9. I have a standard gmail address, and I sent up my CNAME on my domain, but when I try to send the email, I keep getting this error notice: “Uh oh, something went wrong. Here is the detailed error: We couldn’t find a CNAME entry for email.angiekillianrealestate.com pointing to x.gmtrack.net. If you need help resolving this, please contact support at support@gmass.zendesk.com.”

    1. Hi Angie,

      Please contact our support team at https://www.gmass.co/blog/how-to-get-support-from-the-gmass-team/

  10. I have Subscribed for two emails with gmass. Now to create a tracking domain can i make two CNAME in the same domain & would it work perfect. or i have to purchase two domain for my two emails.

    1. Hi Fayaz,

      No, you can use the same domain for both subscriptions. You can have each one to use different hostnames.

      For example, you can use something like track.yourdomain.com and mailtrack.yourdomain.com both pointing to x.gmtrack.net so you won’t have to purchase another domain.

  11. I have a Gmail account that has two “from” addresses: the Gmail account itself (call it: me@domain1.com) and an email alias on a different domain (call it: friend@domain2.com).

    When I try to set up a custom tracking domain for domain1.com, everything works perfectly.

    However, when I change the default from address to friend@domain2.com and try to set a different custom tracking domain for domain2.com the new tracking domain gets set for domain1.com instead.

    Is there a way to set a custom tracking domain for domain2.com when the domain on the email address is only an alias, rather than the Gmail account itself?

    Thanks,
    Jesse

    1. Hi Jesse,

      Unfortunately, no, since the GMass subscription is connected to the main account (not the alias) so any changes such as adding a custom tracking domain would apply to the main account and any aliases under it.

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  13. Hi Marvin,

    Where can I get the template, please? I just got confirmation that a dedicated server has been allocated for my tracking: do you still advise me to include links in my emails, or to remove them, to reduce the flagging?

    1. Hi Nadine,

      If you’ve recently added your tracking domain, you would want to send your email outreach that includes your tracking link first to just the previously blocked email addresses.

  14. Hi there,

    I am just looking for clarification. my company website is reliablecapital.ca

    can i register the domain name reliablecapital.CO if its available and use that for all my email marketing efforts. As in create new email address for this domain also and get a new gmass account.

    Will that be the same as getting separate tracking domain. Or will I still need to do this CNAME stuff.

    Cheers

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