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Using SPF Records in Pressable

Category: FAQ | Last modified: September 22, 2022

SPF records are a DNS record that identify which mail servers are authorized to send email on behalf of your domain.

If you are hosting your own DNS and want to authorize our servers to send mail from your domain, then you will need to add or update an SPF record in your DNS panel.

If you need to create a new SPF record, you can use the following:

v=spf1 a mx include:wpdatacenter.com ~all

If you need to add us to an already existing SPF record, then you only need to use the following:

include:wpdatacenter.com


It is only possible to have one SPF record in the DNS zone of your domain. Having more than one SPF record using the same name (i.e. “@” or “mail”) will make authentication impossible. You can get around this by combining multiple SPF records into one record.

For example:

Let’s say that you have 2 SPF records which you want to use that look like this:

Type: TXT
Name: @
Value: v=spf1 a mx include:spf.acumbamail.com ~all

Type: TXT
Name: @
Value: v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all

 

This record can combined into a single SPF (TXT) record that looks like:

 

Type: TXT
Name: @
Value: v=spf1 a mx include:spf.acumbamail.com include:spf.protection.outlook.com ~all


Notice that we combined the include:spf.protection.outlook.com into the value. This can be repeated with as many items as you need.


Please contact support if you have DNS hosted by Pressable, but do not have the appropriate SPF record in place.