Install Required Domain Records for Email
To combat spam and email spoofing, many email services now require the addition of SPF and DKIM records to domain names. These can be installed easily from the cpanel interface at no additional cost using the instructions provided in the accompanying article. If you prefer though, we can install these records for you with our premium service.
You will need to install these records for each domain you send emails from.
To combat spam and email spoofing, many email services now require the addition of SPF and DKIM records to domain names.
An SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record is a type of DNS (Domain Name System) record that is used to prevent email spoofing and verify the authenticity of the sender’s email domain. It is a text record that is added to the DNS configuration of a domain. The SPF record contains information about the authorized email servers that are allowed to send emails on behalf of a specific domain. When an email is received, the recipient’s email server can check the SPF record of the sender’s domain to determine if the email originated from an authorized server. This helps in detecting and preventing email forgery and spam.
The SPF record typically includes a list of IP addresses or domain names of the authorized email servers. When an email server receives an email claiming to be from a particular domain, it can query the SPF record of that domain and compare the sending server’s IP address with the authorized IP addresses listed in the SPF record. If there is a match, the email is considered legitimate; otherwise, it may be treated as suspicious or spam.
A DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) record is another type of DNS (Domain Name System) record used for email authentication. It is designed to verify the integrity and authenticity of email messages, ensuring they have not been tampered with during transit and that they originated from the claimed sender domain.
DKIM works by adding a digital signature to each outgoing email message. This signature is generated using a cryptographic algorithm and is based on the email’s content and certain header fields. The signature is then added to the email’s header as a DKIM-Signature field.