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How to Set Up SPF for IBM SmartCloud Notes?

October 1, 2022  |  < 1 min read
IBM SmartCloud Notes

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 IBM SmartCloud Notes

  • Sign in to your DNS administration interface.
  • Select DNS Template under Tools & Settings
  • You must change the DNS TXT record for SPF.
  • For particular sectors, IBM SmartCloud Notes provides several techniques. The technique can be used based on your location.

North America: mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:_spf.notes.na.collabserv.com

Asia Pacific: mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:_spf.notes.ap.collabserv.com

Europe: mydomain.com TXT v=spf1 include:_spf.notes.ce.collabserv.com

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

Worth noting: To activate SPF for outgoing emails using IBM SmartCloud Notes 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 IBM SmartCloud Notes as shown below:

Previous SPF record:  v=spf1 mx -all

Modified SPF record:  v=spf1 mx include:_spf.notes.na.collabserv.com -all

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

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

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For more information on setting up IBM SmartCloud Notes’ 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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