The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an email authentication technique that is used against email spoofing. Setting up an SPF record helps to prevent malicious persons from using your domain to send unauthorized (malicious) emails, also called email spoofing. The SPF protocol is used as one of the standard methods to fight against spam and is also used in the DMARC specification.
An SPF record is a TXT record that is part of a domain’s DNS (Domain Name Service). An SPF record lists all authorized hostnames / IP addresses that are permitted to send an email on behalf of your domain.
- Login to cPanel.
- Navigate to the domain section and click Zone editor.
- Click Add Record and select TXT record.
- You can use the following SPF records for shared hosting
domain.com >> TXT record >> v=spf1 +mx +a:out.webaccountserver.com +ip4:IPAddress ~all“`
- You can replace the exact IP Address of the domain in question from the above record.
Adding SPF records on your cPanel interface.
If you are using our nameservers you can manage DNS from cPanel itself. For that please log in to cPanel, navigate to the Domain section, and click Zone editor.
In order to set up SPF record, you may click Manage.
Then click Add record then select TXT record and paste the SPF as below. You can replace the exact IP address of the domain. Then save.
v=spf1 +mx +a:out.webaccountserver.com +ip4:IP Address ~all
Congratulations! You have learned how to add an SPF record.
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