Enable DKIM and SPF in Premium Email

An SPF policy alone is not enough to protect the integrity of your domain’s email. DKIM (Domain Keys Identified Email) and SPF (Sender Policy Framework) authentication can help verify that email comes from a trusted sender.

In order to create a secure email verification policy, we recommend the following:

Create an SPF record

Third Party DNS

If you are using your Domain Name Registrar's DNS service or a third party DNS provider you will need to use their service. Contact them if necessary.

Create a TXT record with the following specifications.

v=spf1 include:emailsrvr.com ~all

 

AlpineWeb DNS

If you are using the Cloudflare DNS provided with your AlpineWeb Hosting account you can add the SPF record as follows:

  1. Log in to your AlpineWeb Customer Backroom account:

    https://www.alpineweb.com/backroom/clientarea.php

  2. Navigate to:

    My Services > My Services > Cloudflare > Manage > Manage Cloudflare

  3. Click on the DNS tab

  4. Choose TXT from the drop down list and click Add New DNS Record

  5. In the Name field type:

    @

  6. In the Value field paste the SPF record:

    v=spf1 include:emailsrvr.com ~all

  7. In the TTL dropdown menu choose Automatic.

  8. Click the Continue button.

  9. Your domain now has an SPF record.

DKIM

In order to enable DKIM for Premium Email contact support and request a DKIM ticket be created. In that ticket you will have to verify that you have a SPF record in place and then our support team will generate you a selector and associated DKIM record.

Once DKIM has been enabled and you have received the DKIM code you will need to add a DNS record as follows:

Third Party DNS

If you are using your Domain Name Registrar's DNS service or a third party DNS provider you will need to use their service. Contact them if necessary.

Create a TXT record with the following specifications. It will resemble the following and consist of three parts: the record Type, the record Name, and the record Content:

  Type: IN TXT
  Name: default._domainkey
  Content: "v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAxkPx6XWPKnicZdxB298EuZ1qB10r2UrBPGQ3uIYAnwg9aqgc6hM1zAsw+Lqq+E9sK+KwjPXL6CfNLkWJ05k6iIaTvd+jv6OygbUaQwtI93p7ZZUu47gk9bYa2SxUqvZ6TDrUfLcj1fML48xdR6f3X3G2ezk+zEWMfphYC/EyjCpGLCElymbQuQELk33XUN/HO" WxbAXOsBYkHiGSg7iA7bxe7JauCKK0NwRh+B9bbuGSb1kL3PaE3u6UpU437ouFqfyen5lCTFCjTVaMA89cgAeUPtZhzgFVodg7hZOL50tdUhjJkc644C1fs8tszAcGL5qMJihP6YRgLEkYSYS3GGwIDAQAB\;



AlpineWeb DNS

If you are using the Cloudflare DNS provided with your AlpineWeb Hosting account you can add the DKIM record as follows:

  1. Log in to AlpineWeb Customer Backroom:

    https://www.alpineweb.com/backroom/clientarea.php

    Once logged in navigate to:

    My Services > My Services > Cloudflare > Manage > Manage Cloudflare

  2. Click on the DNS tab

  3. Choose TXT from the drop down list and click Add New DNS Record

  4. In the Name field type:

    default._domainkey

  5. In the Value field paste All of the Content that resembles:

    "v=DKIM1; k=rsa; p=MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAxkPx6XWPKnicZdxB298EuZ1qB10r2UrBPGQ3uIYAnwg9aqgc6hM1zAsw+Lqq+E9sK+KwjPXL6CfNLkWJ05k6iIaTvd+jv6OygbUaQwtI93p7ZZUu47gk9bYa2SxUqvZ6TDrUfLcj1fML48xdR6f3X3G2ezk+zEWMfphYC/EyjCpGLCElymbQuQELk33XUN/HO" WxbAXOsBYkHiGSg7iA7bxe7JauCKK0NwRh+B9bbuGSb1kL3PaE3u6UpU437ouFqfyen5lCTFCjTVaMA89cgAeUPtZhzgFVodg7hZOL50tdUhjJkc644C1fs8tszAcGL5qMJihP6YRgLEkYSYS3GGwIDAQAB\;
    
  6. In the TTL dropdown menu choose Automatic.

  7. Click the Continue button.

  8. Your domain now has a DKIM record.

Additional Information

If you need assistance please submit a Service Request from the Customer Backroom or visit the our Contact Us page for additional contact information.

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