An SPF record can save your domain from spam and phishing by allowing you to keep a record of your authorized sources. Maropost highly recommends their customers set up SPF for their respective domains. Here’s how you do it:
Creating SPF record for Maropost
Here are the steps to set up SPF for Maropost :
Setting Up Sending Domains
The complete setup process for adding a Sending Domain in your account includes:
- Adding a domain
- Verifying the domain
Adding a Domain
Follow the steps below to add a domain as Sending domain:
1. Click your username on the top-right corner of the application, and from the drop-down menu, select Settings.
2. On the Settings page, click Sending Domains.
3. On the Sending Domains index page, click New Domain.
4. Enter the domain name and DKIM Selector for the domain that you want to use as Sending domain
Here's what you need to know about a DKIM Selector:
- It is typically an alphanumeric string. For example, mta123.
- It is used by the mailbox providers to uniquely identify your public key used for public key/private key signature validation.
- It can be reused across domains but a specific domain can only have one public key for a specific selector.
5. Click Nex to go to the verification page.
6. You can initiate the verification process now or click Done and do the verification process later.
Verifying the Domain
You must verify the Sending Domain before you can use them for sending emails. The following verifications are must: DKIM, SPF, and Yahoo. The following verifications are optional but recommended: DMARC, Google Postmaster Tools, and Custom Return Path.
Steps to setup SPF:
The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) defines a standard for validating an email message sent from an authorized mail server to detect forgery and to prevent spam.
1. Go to your domain's DNS Setting and create a record as TXT type.
2. Copy the DKIM hostname and value from the Domain Verification page of the Maropost application.
3. Paste the copied information in the TXT record of your DNS setting. An SPF TXT record contains a list of all the IP addresses that are permitted to send emails on behalf of your domain.
4. Go back to the Domain Verification page, and then click Verify TXT for the SPF verification.
5. Save changes
6. Wait for 72 hours to allow your DNS to process the changes