How to Create a basic SPF Record in cPanel?

How to Create a basic SPF Record in cPanel?

It is crucial for any business or individual using email for communication to ensure that their emails reach their intended recipients without being flagged as spam. One key way to achieve this is by implementing an SPF record. 

SPF is a powerful email validation system designed to detect and prevent email spoofing. It helps ensure that only authorized mail servers can send emails on behalf of your domain, enhancing your email deliverability and protecting your domain’s reputation.

Creating an SPF record might sound technical, but with tools like cPanel, it’s a straightforward process that anyone can follow. 

In this detailed guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of creating a basic SPF record in cPanel.

Steps to Create a Basic SPF Record in cPanel

➔ Login to cPanel by entering your username & password. 

Login to cPanel

➔ Once you are logged in, locate the ‘Email’ section. 

locate the ‘Email’ section

➔ In the ‘Email’ section, click on the ‘Email Deliverability’ icon.

click on the ‘Email Deliverability’ icon

➔ In the Email Deliverability interface, you will see a list of your domains; you have to find the domain for which you want to create the SPF record and click the ‘Manage’ button next to it.

click the ‘Manage’ button

➔ Scroll down to the ‘SPF’ section. You will see two boxes labeled ‘Name’ and ‘Value.’ These boxes will be filled in automatically. The ‘Name’ box will show your domain name, and the ‘Value’ box will contain the SPF record for your server.

the SPF section

➔ If needed, you can edit the SPF record in the ‘Value’ box. When finished, click the ‘Install the Suggested Record’ button.

click the Install the Suggested Record button

That’s it! SPF record has been created in cPanel!


Following these steps, you can create a basic SPF record in cPanel to help protect your domain from spam and improve email deliverability. You need to regularly check and update your SPF records as required, especially if you add or change mail servers. 

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