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How to Enable SPF authentication on Plesk?

October 12, 2023  |  2 min read

SPF records are used to help prevent email spoofing. They help to ensure that only authorized servers can send emails on behalf of your domain. SPF records can help to improve your email deliverability.

How to Authorize SPF authentication on Plesk

  • Sign in to your DNS registrar’s account 
  • Go to Tools & Settings > DNS Template
  • You must change the DNS TXT record for SPF.
  • The following syntax is what an SPF TXT record for Plesk will look like: TXT v=spf1 +a +mx -all

  • This record should be published in the DNS records section for the relevant domain.

Worth noting: To enable SPF for outgoing emails using Plesk, simply publish the aforementioned record if your domain has never had an SPF record. If an SPF record already exists in your DNS, it must be changed to include Plesk.

  • Save adjustments
  • Allow your DNS to process the adjustments for 24-48 hours.

Authorizing SPF for Plesk (incoming emails)

  • Sign in to your Plesk account 
  • Navigate to Tools & Settings > Mail Server Settings > SPF spam protection
  • Enable the check box for SPF as shown below

With Skysnag, you can easily manage Plesk’s SPF records without having to go to your DNS. This allows Plesk’s SPF record to propagate instantly, and autonomously always pass SPF alignment.

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For more information on setting up Plesk’s SPF, you can refer to their reference documentation.

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