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All about TXT Records and what they do

April 7, 2024
SPF Records
SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records are used to help prevent email spoofing and phishing by specifying which mail servers are allowed to send email on behalf of your domain. An SPF record is implemented as a TXT record which lists the authorised sending IP addresses.
DKIM Records
DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) records are used to help prevent email spoofing by allowing a sender to associate a domain name with an email message, thus vouching for its authenticity. This is done by attaching a digital signature linked to a domain’s DKIM TXT record.
DMARC Records
DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance) records are used to specify an email authentication policy and set preferences for how receivers should handle mail that fails SPF or DKIM checks. Like SPF and DKIM, DMARC policies are implemented via TXT records.
Verification Records
Various online services use TXT records as a method to verify domain ownership. For example, when you add your domain to a webmaster tool (like Google Search Console), you might be asked to prove that you control the domain by adding a specific TXT record provided by the service.

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