Non domain emails


#1

Hi guys

Just getting started! Looking forward to it. A really basic question I couldn’t see in the FAQs. Previously when I’ve had Certs from other companies I’ve had to provide a particular email address like admin@mywebsite.com. When doing this on DO, can i provide a Gmail address of similar for the certs?

Thanks

Jonathon


#2

Yes, you can provide whatever email address is most convenient for you.


#3

Thanks for your help man! Just thought I’d check now whilst my server is in it’s infancy! :slight_smile:


#4

This was for performing domain-validation via email. Let’s Encrypt (and the underlying ACME specification we implement) doesn’t support domain validation by email. We have three other options (called SNI-01, HTTP-01, and DNS-01 in the spec).

We only use the email you provide with your registration for contacting you if there is a problem with our services or to warn you when your certificates are going to be expiring. It’s 100% optional to provide one and as @serverco mentioned it can be whatever email address is most convenient and doesn’t need to be an address using one of the domains on the certificate.

Hope that helps!


#5

It does a lot thanks! :slight_smile:


#6

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