SPF Records for Safe Sending of Email

March 31, 2014

One way to help keep the emails you send out of recipients’ spam folders is to create an SPF record in your domain’s DNS settings. There are many SPF record tools out there, but I used Microsoft’s wizard to double-check syntax. I found it to be most thorough, so here is a link to the wizard.

In short, the SPF record will identify your domain to other Internet service providers as being authentic and permitted to send mail. This step is only necessary if you are hosting your own email server, as most email hosting companies create this record for your domain behind the scenes.