Create SPF Records for your GoDaddy Domain
- In previous videos we have covered a number of topics already including creating MX Records.
- We however need to some more settings to make sure that our emails land in our recipient's inbox and not in their spam folders.
- To do that we need to create SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and in this video of our G Suite Setup guide I will show you how to do that.
- If you're more of a visual learner click on the video and follow along or scroll down to read a text version of the guide.
SPF Record Overview
- When you send an email to your recipient, your recipient would want to check if these emails are actually coming from you and someone else pretending to be you.
- So you do this by telling the world which servers you're authorizing to send emails on behalf of your domain.
- Now when an email appears to be sent from you but does not match the server you authorized, the recipient has a reason to mark such an email as spam.
2. Search for "G Suite SPF Records".
- In the next step, you will find G Suite SPF Record value.
- To do this, go to Google search and search for "g suite spf record".
- Click on the first link from Google and you will land on the page like one in the screenshot.
- Now all you need is to copy SPF Record value from this page as we'll be using it in the next steps.
4. Add SPF Record
- From previous step, you now have a form to fill with some values.
- But before you add another SPF record, make sure you don't have an SPF record added already.
- In the first field, choose "TXT" as your type, then type "@" for host in the second field.
- Now in the third field, paste the value you copied in step 2 of this guide and then click on "Save".
Test your SPF Record
- It is a good idea to go ahead and check to see if your SPF Record was added correctly.
- So to do that, just go to Google search and search for "kitterman spf" which is handy tool for testing SPF records.
- Once you're on this page, type in your domain name and click on "Get SPF Record).
SPF Record Test Results
- As always, in every test there're results. So from the previous test above we should be able to read the results.
- And as you can see, an SPF record was found in my domain and it also passed the validation test which means it was correctly added.
- Now in our next guide we'll go ahead configure DKIM to help prove that an email is actually coming from your domain.
- Stay tuned, and if you have questions I'd love to help you when you leave them in the comment section. Thank you!