SPF is a method for published domains to declare which IP addresses are authorized to send email on behalf of that domain. The framework defines a process by which senders can query an SPF database to determine if an email originated from a legitimate IP address.
Creating SPF record for Cakemail
Here are the steps to set up SPF for Cakemail :
- 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 Cakemail will have the following syntax:
mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:md02.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 Cakemail. If you do have an existing SPF record in your DNS, you need to modify it to include Cakemail, as shown below:
Previous SPF record: v=spf1 mx -all
Modified SPF record: v=spf1 mx include:md02.com -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.