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Adding an SPF record

Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017

A Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record is a DNS record used for verifying your sent emails. The record identifies which mail servers are permitted to send from the email server which prevents spammers from forging emails sent, using your domain. SPF records uses the TXT record type.

 

An example of an SPF record:

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Note: If you wish to setup a DNS record with Name.com, it's important to note you need to use our nameservers - so name.com manage and host your DNS. Domains registered with Name.com use our nameservers by default but in order to point your domain to our nameservers, or verify they are correctly pointed, please see our guide for default name servers.

Once you are using name servers, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your Name.com account.
  2. From the top menu, click the Domains tab, and select my domains list.
  3. Click on the domain name you wish to create an SPFT record for.
  4. Click DNS Records, on the left.
  5. Here you will add the desired SPF record, provided by your host.

    • Select TXT in the Type drop-down menu.
    • If provided a subdomain or host, enter it in the Host field.
    • Enter or copy+paste the value (string) into the Answer field.
    • Leave TTL as 300 (default)
    • Click the blue Add Record button.

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Once the records are created, it should be working within 24 hours.

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