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How to Set Up SPF for Freshbooks?


SPF stands for Sender Policy Framework. It is an email authentication method that verifies the origin of email messages, preventing unauthorized senders from sending messages on your domain's behalf. To enable SPF, you must add the records linked with your email address and identify Clear Books servers as a genuine source of emails indicated as originating from your account to ensure that your emails are delivered.

Creating SPF record for FreshBooks

Here are the steps to set up SPF for FreshBooks :

  • Login to your DNS management console
  • Navigate to Tools & Settings > DNS Template
  • You need to edit the DNS TXT record related to SPF
  • An SPF TXT record for FreshBooks will have the following syntax:    TXT   v=spf1 -all
  • Publish this record in your DNS records section for your respective domain.

Note: If you don’t have an SPF record previously for your domain, simply publish the above-mentioned record to enable SPF for outgoing emails using FreshBooks. If you do have an existing SPF record in your DNS, you need to modify it to include FreshBooks, as shown below:

Previous SPF record:  v=spf1 mx -all

Modified SPF record:  v=spf1 mx -all

  • Save changes
  • Wait for 72 hours to allow your DNS to process the changes

Finally, you can look up your record using our SPF record lookup tool, and enable DMARC for your domains: take a DMARC trial.

PowerDMARC is the author of this solution article.

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