SPF records are used by mail exchanges to verify which IPs or FQDNs 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. In most cases, the value for your SPF record will be provided by your email service provider. However, if you use only internal mail servers, you can generate your own SPF record here: free SPF Record Generator.
1. Select your Domain
A. Select Managed DNS
B. Select Domains from the dropdown
C. Select the domain you want to add a TXT record too.
2. Select TXT Record
Under the TXT records section, click the (+) icon to add a record.
3. Enter Record Values
A. Name: The hostname for the record.
B. TTL: Time to Live, measured in seconds, determines how long the record is cached in resolvers. For more information on best practices for TTLs, click here.
C. Value: The SPF string for your domain/subdomain.
D. Notes: Add a helpful note with keywords so you can search for your records later.
E. Save: Save your record changes and don’t forget to commit your changes after you’re done making record changes for this domain!