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Pointing an SPF Record to Valimail
Pointing an SPF Record to Valimail
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This article describes how to point the SPF record to Valimail.

This article applies to Valimail Align and Enforce customers.

Note: Before you point SPF to Valimail, it is advisable and also best practice to make sure you also create a back up of your current SPF content.

Valimail uses a part of the SPF standard called Macros. These are supported by all email receivers. Macros, along with Valimail’s patented technology, allow Valimail to provide SPF services and directly address the 10 domain lookup limit in the SPF standard. (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7208#section-4.6.4)

To manage SPF for this domain from the Valimail Enforce platform, backup and remove your existing SPF record, then add the following TXT record for the domain to your DNS:

Record Name: Domain.com.

Record Type: TXT

Record Value: "v=spf1 include:%{i}._ip.%{h}._ehlo.%{d}._spf.vali.email ~all"

*Replace ‘Domain.com’ with your domain name.

We recommend a TTL of 300 seconds, although using a longer TTL (up to 3600 seconds) should be fine if you'd like to reduce the load on your DNS server. Please note that because of existing DNS TTLs it may take some time for Valimail to detect that you've configured the DNS record correctly.

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