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How do I configure SPF records?

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017 04:24PM CEST

SPF records are used to fight spam. They identify the server/s that are allowed to send email from your domain, thus helping recipient mail servers to take decisions to flag emails as legitimated or spam.

In order to configure SPF records, please follow the steps indicated below:

  1. In your EuroDNS account go to DOMAIN NAMES > ACTIVE.
  2. Move the cursor over the concerned domain and click on Manage on the right.
  3. Click on MANAGE ZONE.
  4. Click on NEW RECORD.
  5. Select SPF (Sender Policy Framework) in the Type dropdown menu.
  6. Enter the host (usually @) and the Sender Policy Rule value (for example: v=spf1 a:example.com -all).
  7. Click on SAVE RECORD.
  8. Click on SAVE ZONE.

 
Since the behaviour of mail servers in the Internet is different, meaning some mail servers only query the SPF, others only the TXT records and some of them both records, it is recommended that you always use both the SPF and the TXT record in the DNS zone of your domain. The TXT record needs to contain the same value as the SPF record.
The procedure to configure TXT records is the same as above. Only select TXT in step 5, instead of SPF.

Note: DNS changes usually need up to 24 hours to propagate throughout the entire Internet.

Important: This option is only available if the domain is using EuroDNS name servers (default name servers: ns1.eurodns.com / ns2.eurodns.com / ... or Professional DNS name servers: ns1.prodns.net / ns2.prodns.net / ....).

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