An SPF record can save your domain from spam and phishing by allowing you to keep a record of your authorized sources. EmailOctopus highly recommends their customers set up SPF for their respective domains. Here’s how you do it:
Creating SPF record for EmailOctopus
If you’re using EmailOctopus, follow these steps to set up your SPF record:
- Log in to EmailOctopus and go to the Account page
- On the Account page enter the domain you wish to verify and hit the “Verify Button”
- Next up you should be able to view CNAME records that need to be added to your DNS
- Access your DNS to copy and paste the record name and values
- Once done, return to EmailOctopus and click on the “Complete Verification” button
In case of a Failed status on verification, contact your DNS provider.
EmailOctopus Connect uses Amazon SES as its email exchange platform. If you’re using EmailOctopus Connect, follow the steps below for your SPF setup:
- 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 EmailOctopuswill have the following syntax:
mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:amazonses.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 EmailOctopus. If you do have an existing SPF record in your DNS, you need to modify it to include EmailOctopus, as shown below:
Previous SPF record: v=spf1 include:spf.domain.com -all
Modified SPF record: v=spf1 include:spf.domain.com include:amazonses.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.