Adding SPF Records for Your Domain

If you are new to SPF, you can utilize the pre-configured SPF record to use the framework. If you want to add your list of SPF records, you can do so by following the steps given below:

  1. Log in to your Account Control Center.
  2. Go to ‘Domains‘ and then ‘Manage Your Domain Names.’
  3. Go to the Domain Name to which you want to add your SPF record.
  4. Go to ‘Manage Custom DNS Records.’
  5. Next, you will see the option ‘Add DNS Records.’ Click on it.
  6. It will take you to the section that will allow you to choose the ‘Type of Record‘ you want to add. Click on the ‘TXT‘ option and then ‘Proceed.’
  7. You will then reach a page with two text boxes, one for Hostname and another for Text Record.
  8. In the Hostname section, you can write the name of the sub-domain for which you are creating the record or leave the box empty if you want the record to be created for the entire domain. Write your SPF record in the ‘Text Record‘ text box, and click on the ‘Create Record‘ option.

Note that the process may differ slightly for various hosting providers.

An SPF record can be highly advantageous as it serves as a tool to prevent email spoofing, spamming, and phishing attacks. It is a standard and widely-used email authentication method.

Since the SPF record is a simple TXT record, it is easy to create. However, you have to be thorough about the syntax and the correct use and implications of its mechanisms, qualifiers, etc., to avoid errors and make the record work for you in the best possible way.