Adding DKIM and SPF Records for Hosting Email

Adding DKIM and SPF records to your domain will improve your email reliability, and will reduce the chance of it being filtered to the receivers spam folder. You first need to activate these records in your hosting plan's cPanel. Once they are active, you will add the DKIM and SPF records that it provides you to your domain as TXT DNS records:


You will first need to active the SPF and DKIM records in your cPanel

  1. Log in to your cPanel account.
  2. Click the Email Deliverability icon, located in the Email section of the cPanel. This will take you to the section where you can enable the DKIM and SPF records, and get the records
  3. Click the button to enable both the DKIM and SPF records.
  4. Once enabled, it will provide the SPF and DKIM records right under the Enable/Disable button for each of them. Copy both of these records, one at a time as we will then be adding them to your domain as TXT DNS records
  5. You will then want to add these records to your domain as DNS records. To do that, exit your cPanel, go back to your account, and
    1. Click the green My Products button.
    2. Click Web Hosting, located under the hosting tab.
    3. Scroll down to the DNS Management section
  6. Here we add the 2 different TXT DNS records' one for the SPF, and one for the DKIM.
    • DKIM - Enter default._domainkey in the Host field. Also paste the long string of code into the answer box. The string begins with "v=DKIM1; k=rsa;
    • SPF - Leave the host field blank and past the SPF string into the answer field.

Note: These records and functionality may take upwards for 48 hours before working.








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