How do I adjust my SPF record?

Updated on: August 8, 2017 Category: Sending, SPAM & Abuse, Troubleshooting

What is an SPF record?

Per Google’s definition, An SPF record is a type of Domain Name Service (DNS) record that identifies which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain. The purpose of an SPF record is to prevent spammers from sending messages with forged From addresses at your domain.

Basically when you use your domain’s email address for sending, you need to set up permissions within your domain settings for allowing Robly to send bulk email on your behalf.

How to generate or update an SPF Record

  1. Check your website’s existing SPF record. If you already have one, you will need to modify what you already have, and you can skip to step 6. If you do not, you will need to generate one using the steps below.
  2. To generate the SPF record that you need to add or edit to your domain’s settings, click here.
  3. Enter your own website domain where it says Your Domain.
  4. Fill in the remaining fields so they match what you see here:

  5. The SPF record that you will then need to add will be populated at the top – you can copy/paste this information into your website’s domain settings:

  6. If you have an existing SPF record, you will need to modify it to include the portion that contains “include:_spf.robly.com” anywhere after the v=spf1 mx a and before  ~all.

Set your DMARC record

If you do not have a DMARC record, you should add a TXT record with the value:

v=DMARC1; p=none

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