Today, I wanted to share my experience with altering SPF records in DNS for MailerLite. As someone who has been using MailerLite for my email marketing campaigns, I found it essential to make sure my SPF records were correctly set up to improve deliverability and ensure that my emails were not marked as spam.
What is an SPF record?
An SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record is a DNS record that helps prevent spam emails by verifying that the sender of an email is authorized to send from a specific domain. It’s like a digital signature that confirms the email came from an authorized source, reducing the chances of it being marked as spam.
Why should you alter your SPF record in MailerLite?
By altering your SPF record in MailerLite, you can authorize MailerLite’s servers to send emails on behalf of your domain. This ensures that your emails appear legitimate and are more likely to reach the recipient’s inbox rather than the spam folder.
Step-by-step guide to altering SPF record in MailerLite
- Log in to your DNS management system (e.g., GoDaddy, Namecheap, Cloudflare).
- Navigate to the DNS settings for your domain.
- Locate the SPF record for your domain (usually denoted by the “TXT” type).
- Edit the existing SPF record or create a new one if it doesn’t exist.
- Add “include:_spf.mailerlite.com” to your SPF record.
- Save the changes and wait for the DNS propagation (which can take up to 24 hours).
An example of an altered SPF record
Here’s an example of an SPF record that includes MailerLite’s servers:
v=spf1 include:_spf.mailerlite.com ~all
Checking your SPF record
After altering your SPF record in MailerLite, it’s important to verify that the changes have propagated. You can use online SPF record checkers to ensure that your record is correctly set up and ready to go.
Altering the SPF record in DNS for MailerLite can greatly improve the deliverability of your emails and reduce the chances of them being marked as spam. By following the step-by-step guide and including MailerLite’s servers in your SPF record, you can ensure that your emails are sent from an authorized source and increase the chances of reaching the recipient’s inbox. Remember to double-check your SPF record after making changes to ensure everything is set up correctly.