SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is a protocol that allows domain owners to vouch for their email in the event of a spoof. SPF records are stored in a DNS zone file and work by checking the IP address of the incoming mail server against an approved list, so only email servers coming from authorized networks can send messages with your domain name.
Creating an SPF record for Hekko
- Log in to the admin panel
- Choose a domain
- Select "Edit DNS zone" in the "Web server and domains" section
- Records are changed by deleting the old entry and adding a new one:
- to delete a DNS record, select the checkbox on the right side of the record and click "Delete"
- To add a record, enter the selected values for a given DNS record and click "Add". When adding DNS records for a domain, remember the dot after the domain (e.g. domain.pl.). A record without a period will be considered a subdomain
- An SPF TXT record for Hekko will have the following syntax:
mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:spf.hekko.pl -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 Hekko. If you do have an existing SPF record in your DNS, you need to modify it to include Hekko, as shown below:
Previous SPF record: v=spf1 mx -all
Modified SPF record: v=spf1 mx include:spf.hekko.pl -all
Finally, you can look up your record using our SPF record lookup tool, and enable DMARC for your domains: take a DMARC trial.