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How to Set Up SPF for Blackbaud?
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 Blackbaud
- Sign in to your DNS administration interface.
- Select DNS Template under Tools & Settings
- You must change the DNS TXT record for SPF.
Worth noting: Depending on the product you choose, you may need to add an include mechanism to your SPF record to identify Blackbaud as a genuine sending source. Please use the list below to locate yours:
include:outboundmail.blackbaud.net for Altru, BBNC, BBIS, eTapestry Basic Mass Email, Education Management, OLX, and Raiser’s Edge NXT
include:outboundmail.convio.net Luminate Online
Include: spf.academicworks.com Blackbaud Award Management and Blackbaud Stewardship Management
Email sent by eTapestry Advanced: include:ne16.com
- For Blackbaud, an SPF TXT record will have the following syntax:
mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:outboundmail.blackbaud.net -all
- This record should be published in the DNS records section for the relevant domain.
Worth noting: To activate SPF for outgoing emails using Blackbaud 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 Blackbaud as shown below:
Previous SPF record: v=spf1 mx -all
Modified SPF record: v=spf1 mx include:outboundmail.blackbaud.net -all
- Save adjustments.
- Allow your DNS to process the adjustments for 24-48 hours.
With Skysnag, you can easily manage Blackbaud’s SPF records without having to go to your DNS. This allows Blackbaud’s SPF record to propagate instantly, and autonomously always pass SPF alignment.
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For more information on setting up Blackbaud’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