<h1 id="howtoconfigurespfrecordformbs">How to configure SPF record for MBS</h1> <hr /> <h2 id="problem">Problem</h2> <p>An SPF record is a type of Domain Name Service (DNS) record that identifies which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain.</p> <p>The purpose of an SPF record is to prevent spammers from sending messages with forged From addresses at your domain. Recipients can refer to the SPF record to determine whether a message purporting to be from your domain comes from an authorized mail server.</p> <p>For example, your domain example.com uses “on-prem” mail server. You create an SPF record that identifies the CloudBerry Lab mail servers as the authorized mail servers for your domain. When a recipient’s mail server receives a message from user@example.com, it can check the SPF record for example.com to determine whether it is a valid message. If the message comes from a server other than “on-prem” mail servers listed in the SPF record, the recipient’s mail server can reject it as spam.</p> <p>That’s why it is very important to have SPF record in your domain records.</p> <hr /> <h2 id="resolution">Resolution</h2> <p>Set the following SPF record to your domain.</p> <pre><code>TXT v=spf1 ip4:50.19.243.6 ~all </code></pre> <p>where TXT is the domain record type; second line - value of this record; ip4 - IP address of CloudBerry Lab SMTP server;</p> <p>In case of other records you can use “include” syntax in the following format:</p> <pre><code>TXT v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ip4:50.19.243.6 ~all </code></pre> <hr />