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How to Set Up SPF for Google Workspace/Gsuite?

October 1, 2022  |  < 1 min read
Google Workspace

An SPF record is a type of Domain Name System (DNS) record that identifies which mail servers are authorized to send email on behalf of your domain. SPF records help to reduce the risk of your emails being marked as spam because they allow recipients to verify that the email is coming from a legitimate source.

How to Set Up SPF for Google Workspace/Gsuite

  • Login into your domain account at your domain host (not your Google Admin console).
  • Navigate to updating your domain’s DNS records.

A few possible names for this page include DNS control, name server management, and advanced settings.

  • Locate your TXT records, then see if your domain already has an SPF record.
  • The SPF record’s heading is “v=spf1.”
  • Add a TXT record with the following information if your domain does not already have an SPF record:

Name, host, and alias: (Alternatively, leave blank)
The right entry might be indicated by other DNS records for your domain.
3600 is the Time to Live (TTL) value, or use the default.
Value/Answer/Destination: _spf.google.com -all v=spf1

  • Add the following to your domain’s SPF record if one already exists:

include: spf.google.com

  • Don’t generate any more SPF records.
  • Save the record.

Note: Your new SPF record takes effect within 48 hours.

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

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

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