What is SPF records ?

We recommend that you create a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record for your domain. An SPF record is a type of Domain Name Service (DNS) record that identifies which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain.

The purpose of an SPF record is to prevent spammers from sending messages with forged From addresses at your domain. Recipients can refer to the SPF record to determine whether a message purporting to be from your domain comes from an authorized mail server.

Note: Editing DNS might affect your domain/hosting/emails, as such, if you are not familiar we recommend the hosting provider or your service provider to update.


To create an SPF record for a domain:

  1. Log in to the administrative console for your domain.
  2. Locate the page from which you can update the DNS records.
    You may need to enable advanced settings.



SPF records for www.emailmarketing.sg 


Enter the Values Below to Add the SPF Record


Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 14400
Type: TXT
TXT Data: v=spf1 ip4:123.100.242.223 mx include:md02.com ~all

Click the "Add Record" button


Enter the Values Below to Add the DKIM Record

Name: dkim._domainkey.yourdomainname.com
TTL: 14400
Type: CNAME
CNAME Data: dkim._domainkey.md02.com

Click the "Add Record" button


Note - You can provide an optional period "." at the end of the Name field after your domain e.g. (yourdomain.com.) your hosting provider may or may not want the additional period depending on their system

Note - Make sure you replace yourdomain.com with your ACTUAL domain name such as google.com


Adding Gmail/Google Apps SPF records

Gmail


Name: yourdomain.com
TTL: 14400
Type: TXT
TXT Data:  v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all

Click the "Add Record" button