How to create an SPF record

Create an SPF record

  1. Log in to the control panel for your domain DNS host.

  2. Create a TXT record with the following specifications.

    TypeHostnameDestinationTTL
    TXT @ v=spf1 include:emailsrvr.com ~all 3600
  3. Decide how you want to enforce SPF failures.

    • ~all will result in a soft fail (Not authorized, but not explicitly unauthorized).
    • -all will result in a hard fail (Unauthorized).
    • ?all is neutral (As if there is no policy at all).

    Enter your choice after v=spf1 include:emailsrvr.com, and then save your changes.

  4. Authorize additional mail servers by adding their IP or server name after include:.

    • For example:
    TypeHostnameDestinationTTL
    TXT @ v=spf1 include:emailsrvr.com include:othermailer.com ~all 3600
  5. Save your changes.

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