Create SPF And DKIM Records For Your Domain Name
CONNECT WITH HBB ON SOCIAL MEDIA
If you are confused why you should create SPF and DKIM Records for your domain name (or email address), then you are not alone. We got plenty of similar questions with the word – “WHY?” In short, this is for avoiding/preventing spam emails. This isn’t actually enabled by default, but you can do this via your web hosting’s cPanel account easily. You can create SPF and DKIM records with the help of TXT record. You can do this via your web hosting server panel or your domain registrar account.
An SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record is a DNS record that verifies which mail servers are allowed to send email(s) associated with your domain name.
A DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) record is a DNS record that prevents forged emails by adding a digital signature to outgoing message headers.
The steps are almost the same, but in some domain registrars like GoDaddy, you can’t access/edit the DNS records if you are not hosting with them. If your web hosting server has a cPanel then we have an easy way to fix this. In this article I’ll share the simple steps to create DKIM and SPF records for your domain name.
Create SPF And DKIM Records On Your cPanel
Log in to your domain name’s cPanel account, navigate to “Email” section and click on the icon “Authentication”.
You are now in the “Authentication” page. In this page you can “Enable” or “Disable” SPF and DKIM records for your domain name. You can click on the “Enable” button for both the records. That’s all.
It’ll show the status as “Enabled (DNS Check Passed) Active (DNS Check Passed)” for SPF Record and “Enabled Active (DNS Check Passed)” for DKIM Record.
By this you can do email authentication for your domain name, which helps you to prevent spam emails.
Sometimes you would have got an email from email address like ‘email@example.com’, but it wasn’t actually sent by ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, this is where spammers show their tactics to forge messages. By configuring SPF and DKIM records you can prevent such things to happen for your email address.
If you have any issues with the configuration or steps, do kindly let us know in the comments below, we’ll be happy to help you with that.
Want to discuss your queries and interact with experts? You can connect with HellBound Bloggers (HBB) Facebook group for free!
Join HellBound Bloggers (HBB) and get Instant Updates. We'll also notify you with Great Deals, Discounts and other Interesting Tips. We won't SPAM or SHARE your Email Address with anyone.
YOU CAN ALSO SEARCH FOR YOUR DESIRED TOPICS:
Thank you for reading! We welcome and appreciate your comments, but at the same time, make sure you are adding something valuable to this article. If you have any serious queries, suggestions or anything related to this article, feel free to share them, we really appreciate that.
But, if your blog comments are a random "Thank you", "Useful Post", or anything that doesn't actually upscale the article, then we'll be removing them and it won't be appeared below. Thanks for understanding and thanks for connecting with us. If you want to give us any feedback or report any errors, you can kindly contact us and we'll revert back soon.
- Facebook Comments
- Facebook Comments