Updating your SPF record to support MailChannels

Updating your SPF record to support MailChannels

This article assumes you have an existing SPF record already or you are in the process of adding one.  While SPF is an additional spam deterent, it is not a requirement, though encouraged.  If you are unsure if your domain currently uses SPF, kindly review this KB article: Verifying existence of SPF records   

Each domain name registrar will have a slightly different procedure for adding SPF records.  In most cases, SPF records are added as a TXT type DNS record entry. The option to add such records is generally under the "manage domains" or "manage DNS" options" within your registrars control panel. If you do not see these options, contact your registrar technical support services or knowledgebase. They can assist you in completing this process. SPF records that have been added or updated may take between 30 minutes and 24 hours for the changes to be reflected in your DNS records depending on registrar or service.

Partners and clients who use Applied Innovations for DNS management can utilize your control panel system to add or update TXT records.  Reference this KB for additional information: http://support.appliedi.net/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/137/8/how-do-i-create-an-spf-record


Correct Sender Policy Framework (SPF)  records need to be configured in your DNS settings in order to ensure that Internet receivers (remote mail servers) will properly identify and receive your mail. This knowledge base article describes what DNS records you need to modify.

 
DNS Records

The following records are needed for SPF to work correctly. Replace "example.com" with your own domain name:

Location

Type

Value

example.com.

TXT

v=spf1 a mx include:relay.mailchannels.net  ?all

 

 

 

Note: If you already have an SPF record, you simply add include:relay.mailchannels.net to this entry. Make sure to add it BEFORE the “all” mechanism as “all” always matches and typically goes at the end of the SPF record.


Before example:
  v=spf1 a mx ?all


After example:
  v=spf1 a mx include:relay.mailchannels.net  ?all

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