Improve Email Deliverability and Protect Your Domain with SPF Records
If you're a WiseStamp user and you're looking to improve your email deliverability, setting up SPF records is a must. In this article, we'll explain what SPF records are and how you can set them up for your WiseStamp email signature. We will use GoDaddy as an example, please look for similar settings if you are using a different host.
What are SPF records?
Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is a type of email authentication that allows the receiving mail server to check if the sender is authorized to send email from a particular domain. SPF records are DNS records that contain information about which IP addresses are authorized to send emails on behalf of a specific domain.
By setting up an SPF record, you can prevent unauthorized senders from using your domain name to send spam or phishing emails. This can help improve your email deliverability and reduce the chances of your emails being marked as spam.
How to set up SPF records for your WiseStamp signature?
Log in to your domain registrar's website and navigate to your domain's DNS settings.
Look for the option to add/edit a new DNS record and select "SPF" from the list of record types. Usually, you will already have SPF so you should simply edit the existing record.
Enter the following information in the appropriate fields:
Name: Enter your domain name preceded by the "v=spf1" tag. For example, "v=spf1 example.com" (without the quotes).
Value: Enter the list of IP addresses or domains that are authorized to send emails on behalf of your domain. You can use the following format:
If you're only sending emails from WiseStamp, add "include:outbound.smtp.wisestamp.net" to the list of authorized senders. For example, "v=spf1 include:outbound.smtp.wisestamp.net -all" (without the quotes).
If you're also sending emails from other sources (this scenario is more common), you'll need to add WiseStamp's SPF after the existing source, and before "-all". For example, "v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com include:outbound.smtp.wisestamp.net -all" (without quotes).
TTL: The time-to-live (TTL) value determines how long the DNS record will remain cached by other servers. The default value is usually fine (1 hour).
Save the record and wait for the changes to propagate. This can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on your DNS provider.
Once the SPF record is set up, you can use tools like SPF record checkers to verify that it's working correctly.
In case you encounter any issues while setting up SPF records for your WiseStamp signature, don't hesitate to reach out to email@example.com.