Knowledgebase: Mail
DomainKeys and SPF Records
Posted by Barry Tarbet on 03 May 2010 01:00 PM

DomainKeys (DKIM) and SPF records are becoming a common, and annoying, demand among email providers, mainly Yahoo and Hotmail. In short, both are methods of email authentication designed to verify email integrity, by linking a sender to a specific server or hostname. In other words, DomainKeys and SPF records specify what servers can send email on behalf of a domain name.

You’ll want DomainKeys and SPF records if you're have trouble sending email to certain providers, or they are having issues with spoofed (forged) email.

CPanel and HSphere Control Panel currently allows two easy ways for you or your users to set up email verification.

cPanel
You can enable the “Email Authentication” feature in WHM ~> Feature Manager, which will enable the Email Authentication icon in the users’ cPanels where they can create DomainKeys and SPF records for their domain(s)

H-Sphere
select mail manager, select domain (if you have more then one) from drop down you wish to manage
click on each red button to enable SPF and DomainKeys

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