SPF stands for “Sender Policy Framework”. An SPF record is in place to identify which mail servers are authorized to send mail for a given domain. It is used to prevent spammers from sending mail with fraudulent From addresses in that domain. Though many DNS editors allow for the creation of an SPF record, the SPF record must be entered as a TXT record in your domain’s DNS settings create a TXT record. Enter:
Host/Name: @ (This means that the record is pointed at your own domain. Some editors will require the “@” symbol, some will require you to enter your own domain, and others will not let you enter anything. Every DNS Editor is different - you may need to contact your hosting provider for information on how to enter this record correctly)
Value: v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.elasticemail.com ~all (We use ElasticEmail as our e-mail sender)
TIPS:Check to see if there are any other SPF records in your domain’s DNS. There can only be one SPF record per domain, so if there is an existing record just add “include:_spf.elasticemail.com” to that record. Make sure you remove the quotes.
For example, if your domain already has the record: v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.google.com ~all, then you would just add: include:_spf.elasticemail.com
The final record would look like this: v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.google.com include:_spf.elasticemail.com ~all