SPF records are used by mail exchanges to verify which hosts are allowed to send mail for that domain. It is used to validate a sender’s identity and can help mitigate spam.

SPF records are configured using a TXT record. There are some providers that allow you to configure it through an SPF record, but it has since been deprecated.

We recommend that you always store your SPF record information in a TXT record. If you insist on using an SPF record, make sure you also have an identical TXT record.

SPF records can be generated using this free tool.

Step 1: Enter Managed DNS 

At the top of the Control Panel, Click the DNS Menu and select Managed DNS from the drop down.

Managed DNS Menu

Step 2: Select Domain

 Select a domain from the either the “Recently Updated Domains” box, or start typing the domain name in the textbox on the “Select Domain” tab.

select a domain

Step 3: Add an SPF record

Under SPF Records click the plus sign to add a new record. This would be within the TXT Records option if the systems have been updated in the last 15 years (most likely).

Step 4: Enter your desired record values. 

We will add a default SPF record into the example.com domain. The name field of your SPF record should be left blank unless you send email from a subdomain such as username@sub.example.com. The data of an SPF record must be enclosed in quotations. Then, click submit.

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