Sender Policy Framework (SPF)

For best results we recommend that you create a Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record for your domain. An SPF record is a type of Domain Name Service (DNS) record that identifies which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain.

The purpose of an SPF record is to prevent spammers from sending messages with forged From addresses at your domain. Recipients can refer to the SPF record to determine whether a message purporting to be from your domain comes from an authorized mail server.

When using Elastic Email as your SMTP Relay set your SPF record to the following:  

"v=spf1 mx ~all"

If you already have an SPF record for you domain add: to your existing record.  

Creating an SPF Record

To create an SPF record for a domain:

  1. Log in to the administrative console for your domain.

  2. Locate the page from which you can update the DNS records. 
    You may need to enable advanced settings.

  3. Create a TXT record containing this text: v=spf1 mx ~all

  4. Save your changes. 
    Keep in mind that changes to DNS records may take up to 48 hours to propagate throughout the Internet.

If you have difficulty creating an SPF record please contact us for support.