Enable Sender Policy Framework (SPF) to stop spam. SPF can add a layer of protection for your domain by preventing spammers from using your domain in their Spam. This helps ensure that email from your organization is delivered to inboxes.
Creating SPF record for Proofpoint Essentials
Here are the steps to set up SPF for Proofpoint :
- 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 Proofpoint will have the following syntax:
mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 a:dispatch-us.ppe-hosted.com -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 Proofpoint. If you do have an existing SPF record in your DNS, you need to modify it to include Proofpoint, as shown below:
Previous SPF record: v=spf1 mx -all
Modified SPF record: v=spf1 mx a:dispatch-us.ppe-hosted.com -all
Note: If you are operating from Europe, instead of the US, please switch the a mechanism value with a:dispatch-eu.ppe-hosted.com
- Save changes
- Wait for 72 hours to allow your DNS to process the changes