Enabling SPF and DKIM Record in cPanel.
Nowadays, the majority of spam emails have fake data in the ‘from’ field.
A Sender Policy Frame(SPF) record indicates which mail server is authorize to send mail for a domain.
SPF record is an effective and simple method which lets you avoid spam issues.
How do I enable DKIM and SPF in cPanel?
To enable SPF and DKIM in WHM when creating a new cPanel account make sure you click to enable them in the DNS setting section. To enable DKIM and SPF in cPanel for a domain click on Authentication in the Email section then you can enable these options.
How do I change my SPF record in cPanel?
Create a SPF record
- Go to Add a record (or edit your record if you already have one).
- Name: enter the name of your domain or subdomain used in your sender e-mail address.
- TTL: enter 14400.
- Type: select TXT.
- TXT Data: Enter your SPF record (e.g. v=spf1 a mx ~all)
- Save your modifications.
How do I enable SPF record?
To add an SPF record, you will need to navigate to your Control Panel’s DNS Zone Editor section.
- After that, look for the TXT (Text) section and select the option to Add SPF record.
- You will then see a confirmation message stating that the SPF record has been successfully created.
What are SPF and DKIM records?
In a nutshell, SPF allows email senders to define which IP addresses are allowed to send mail for a particular domain, while DKIM provides an encryption key and digital signature that verifies that an email message was not forged or altered.