How Do I Set Up An SPF Record?

Follow these five simple steps.

  • Step 1: Gather IP addresses that are used to send email. The first step to implement SPF is to identify which mail servers you use to send email from your domain.
  • Step 2: Make a list of your sending domains.
  • Step 3: Create your SPF record.
  • Step 4: Publish your SPF to DNS.

Can you have more than 1 SPF record?

SPF Character Limits

Per the RFC, SPF records have a 255-character limit for a single string. This is an inherent limit of DNS TXT records. While you can only have 255 characters in a string, as stated in RFC 1035, sections 3.3 and 3.3.14, you can have more than one string in a single DNS record.

What is SPF record and how it works?

The key technical detail with SPF is that it works by looking at the domain of the Return-Path value included in the email’s headers. The receiving server extracts the domain’s SPF record, and then checks if the source email server IP is approved to send emails for that domain.

How do I setup a SPF record on Network Solutions?

Create a SPF record

  1. Under the Text (TXT Records) heading, click Add/Edit.
  2. Enter @ (or your subdomain name, e.g. “mail” for “contact@mail.example.com”) in the Host field.
  3. Enter your SPF record (e.g. “v=spf1 a mx ~all”) in the Text field.
  4. Review your changes and click Save Changes.

How do I get an SPF record?

Follow these five simple steps.

  • Step 1: Gather IP addresses that are used to send email. The first step to implement SPF is to identify which mail servers you use to send email from your domain.
  • Step 2: Make a list of your sending domains.
  • Step 3: Create your SPF record.
  • Step 4: Publish your SPF to DNS.

What is SPF record check?

Check the SPF record of any domain

Our SPF record check will verify that a domain has published a valid record. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an important factor in email authentication.

Do SPF records work?

SPF works by a DNS record that specifies the servers that are authorised to send emails on behalf of a domain. The records added to new domains instruct the recepients to discard unauthorised mail. Domains that didn’t have an SPF record from the beginning have had SPF records added retroactively.

What is SPF record used for?

An SPF record is a Sender Policy Framework record. It’s used to indicate to mail exchanges which hosts are authorized to send mail for a domain. It’s defined in RFC 4408, and clarified by RFC 7208.

Does SPF prevent spoofing?

A carefully tailored SPF record will reduce the likelihood of your domain name getting fraudulently spoofed and keep your messages from getting flagged as spam before they reach your recipients. Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an email validation system designed to prevent spam by detecting email spoofing.

How do I add a TXT record in network solutions?

Add a TXT record for verification

  1. To get started, go to your domains page at Network Solutions by using this link.
  2. Select the check box next to the name of the domain that you are modifying.
  3. Choose Edit DNS.
  4. Choose Manage Advanced DNS Records.

How do I add a DKIM record to DNS?

To add the DKIM record for your domain, follow these steps:

  • Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  • From the list of domains listed in your dashboard under My Products, click DNS for the domain you want to add DKIM TXT records.
  • Under Records section, click ADD at the bottom of the list of records.