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How to Set Up SPF for Barracuda Email Security Service?

September 30, 2022  |  < 1 min read
Barracuda Email Security Service

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 Configure SPF for Barracuda Email Security Service

  • Sign in to your DNS administration interface.
  • Select DNS Template under Tools & Settings
  • You must change the DNS TXT record for SPF.

The following are the include mechanisms for various nations:

US: include:spf.ess.barracudanetworks.com
UK: include:spf.ess.uk.barracudanetworks.com
Germany: include:spf.ess.de.barracudanetworks.com

  • For Barracuda Email Security Service, an SPF TXT record will have the following syntax:

mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:spf.ess.barracudanetworks.com -all

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

Worth noting: To activate SPF for outgoing emails using Barracuda Email Security Service if your domain previously lacked an SPF record, all you need to do is publish the aforementioned record. If your DNS already contains an SPF record, you must update it to include Barracuda Email Security Service as shown below:

Previous SPF record:  v=spf1 mx -all

Modified SPF record:  v=spf1 mx include:spf.ess.barracudanetworks.com -all

  • Save adjustments.
  • Allow your DNS to process the adjustments for 72 hours.

With Skysnag, you can easily manage Barracuda Email Security Services SPF records without having to go to your DNS. This allows Barracuda Email Security Services SPF record to propagate instantly, and autonomously always pass SPF alignment.

Sign up for a free trial today to see how it works for your domain.

For more information on setting up Barracuda Email Security Service’s SPF, you can refer to their reference documentation.

You can use Skysnag’s free SPF Checker to check the health of your SPF record here

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