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How to Add SPF and DKIM Records

In this detailed guide, we will lead you through incorporating SPF and DKIM records into your domain, essential for bolstering the security and trustworthiness of your email communications.

Getting Started

Step 1: Log in to your Mailvio Account Access your Mailvio account and navigate to the Dashboard.

Step 2: Access Profile Settings Click on the profile icon located in the top right corner of the Dashboard.


Step 3: Select Integrations From the drop-down menu, choose "Integrations".


Step 4: Navigate to Domain Settings In the Integrations section, click on "My Domains".

Step 5: Add and Verify Domain Select "Add & Verify Domain" and enter the email address associated with the domain you want 
to verify.


Step 6: Verify Sending Domain Follow the verification process to receive the necessary authentication details.

Adding SPF and DKIM Records

Once verified, proceed to include the necessary DNS entries, host values, and DNS values required for both main domains and sub-domains for adding SPF and DKIM.

Step 7: Access Authentication Records Click on the "Authenticate" button to access SPF and DKIM records.


Step 8: Modify DNS Settings Log into your DNS manager or domain settings.

Step 9: Add DNS Records Locate the option to add DNS records in your domain provider's interface.


Step 10: Create a CNAME Record for DKIM Add a new CNAME record using the provided values from the authentication process.


Step 11: Set Host and Value Copy and paste the DNS values into the appropriate placeholders.


Step 12: Set TTL Adjust the Time to Live value based on your preferences.

Step 13: Save CNAME Record Save the new CNAME entry.

Step 14: Create a TXT Record for SPF Add a new TXT record using '@' as the value.

Step 15: Update SPF Details Paste the SPF value provided during authentication into the placeholder.  Example: v=spf1 ~all


Note that the example is not standard and should be replaced with the correct SPF value provided by the within mailvio

Step 16: Set TTL Adjust the Time to Live value as needed.

Step 17: Finalizing the Setup Once all records are added, click on "Authenticate" to allow DNS propagation.

Managing Subdomains

SPF Record for Subdomains: Ensure each subdomain has its unique SPF record for email authentication.

DKIM Record for Subdomains: Establish separate DKIM records for each subdomain to maintain authenticity.

Avoid using multiple SPF records for a top-level domain to prevent delivery complications. For any queries or personalized assistance, feel free to reach out for further support.