How do I add an SPF record to my domain name?

This article will explain what an SPF record is and how to create a new one for your domain name.

An SPF record is a Sender Policy Framework record that is used to stop people receiving forged email (i.e. spam or phishing). By adding an SPF record into your DNS configuration, any mail servers that receive your emails will verify that the email has in fact come from a trusted source.

To add an SPF record to your 123 Reg domain name, please do the following:

Firstly, you’ll need to ensure your domain is pointed to the 123 Reg nameservers. Otherwise, you will not be able to configure the DNS zonefile.

Please note: it will take between 24-48 hours for any new nameserver (DNS) records to become active. For more information on changing your DNS records, please view the following article: How do I change the nameservers for my domain name?

To add an SPF record to your domain name, please do the following:

Step 1 of 5

If you’re currently using 123 Reg Mail, please continue to follow the instructions outlined below.

If you do not use 123 Reg Mail, you will need to generate your record first, which can be done at SPFwizard.

 

Step 2 of 5

Next, you will need to log in to your 123 Reg Control Panel. From there, select your desired domain from the drop-down menu within the Manage Active Products section and click Manage.

Alternatively, you can scroll down to the Domain names section and select the relevant domain name from the drop-down menu. Once selected, click Manage.

Select Manage

 

Step 3 of 5

Scroll down to the Advanced Domain Settings section and select Manage DNS.

Click Manage DNS

 

Step 4 of 5

Select the Advanced DNS tab near the top.

Select Advanced DNS

 

Step 5 of 5

On the next page, create a new record with the following information:

In the Type field, select TXT/SPF from the drop-down list.

In the Hostname field, enter an @ symbol.

In the Destination TXT/SPF field, enter your SPF record. If you are using 123 Mail, then you should use the following SPF record:  v=spf1 mx a include:spf.123-reg.co.uk -all

Once you’ve entered your details, select Add to complete the process.

Enter details

Please note: some users may wish to add multiple SPF records to their domain name. We do not recommend adding multiple SPF records, and instead suggest that you merge your SPF records into one.