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How to Set Up SPF for Sharpspring?

 

A staple virtually all brands use, SPF protects against impersonation. Basically, an organization will send someone an email from their domain's name. In order to prevent organizations from sending emails from a domain to which they do not belong, the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) includes a list of authorized IP addresses that are allowed to send emails on your behalf from your domain.

Enabling SPF for Sharpsping

  • Click on User Menu > Settings in SharpSpring's top toolbar.
  • Click on Company Email Settings, located under Features in the left panel.
  • Select DKIM & Sending Domains tab.
  • Verify your domain.
  • Click on Set Up DKIM once your domain is verified.
  • Now select Get My CNAME Settings.
  • Add the CNAME records generated by Sharpspring for your domain. Sharpspring provides the following types of CNAME records: 

Record key

What it means

em

An SPF record that keeps a list of your authorized email sending sources

link

CNAME record that is used for white labeling email links 

owner

Another CNAME record that is used for white labeling email links

s1._domainkey and s2._domainkey

Hostnames for DKIM authentication

  • Login to your DNS management console
  • Navigate to Tools & Settings > DNS Template
  • Publish the CNAME records in your DNS records section for your respective domain
  • Save changes

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

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