Emails - Setting Your SPF Record

Setting Your SPF Record

1. Log in to the administrative console for your domain.

2. Locate the page from which you can update the DNS records. You may need to enable advanced settings.

3. Create a TXT (if one doesn't already exist) record containing a proper SPF record. It can vary depending on who your email provider is.

The following examples will show what is needed for the TXT spf records for the most common Domains:
v=spf1 mx a -all
v=spf1 a mx ~all
v=spf1 ~all
v=spf1 ~all
v=spf1 -all as a TXT record then put the following:
v=spf1 -all

4. If a TXT record already exists (that starts with v=spf) then you want to modify it to include the following:

For example:

If you have this:
v=spf1 a mx ptr ?all

You'll want to change it to this:  
v=spf1 a mx ptr ?all

When you are finished, you can use any SPF record checker online such as the following one to make sure you have it properly set.

Here's some set up guides for commonly used domains:

NameCheap SPF Set up

GoDaddy SPF Set Up

CloudFlare SPF Set Up

Bluehost SPF Set Up Guide

If you would prefer that we make these SPF changes to your email settings, we can. Contact support

As of November 1, 2022 our rate to fix incorrect SPF settings is $150. This rate is subject to change. 

If you bought your email from IO, or we host your website, and we have access to our DNS records, we will make these changes for free.

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