Add a Google SPF record into DNS Using cPanel’s Zone Editor

This guide will explain how to add a Google SPF record in cPanels Zone Editor, there should only be one SPF, so if an SPF record already exists then delete it and add Googles, or add Googles include into the current SPF record

SPF records improve email deliverability, this is done by listing all the IP address that have permission to send emails on behalf of a domain, these can include IP addresses, includes which are lists of IPs that can be looked up and there are also options for +a for the A record and +mx for the mx records

TL;DR SPF records can be added as TXT records in cPanel via cPanel > Zone Editor > Manage > Add TXT Record > Save Record


To complete this will require having a cPanel account and Googles SPF Records and would look like “v=spf1 ~all”

How to add a Google SPF record into DNS using cPanels Zone Editor

Step-by-Step Guide

1/ Search for Zone Editor

In cPanel search for ‘Zone Editor’ in the top right search bar and click on Zone Editor from the search results

2/ Click on Manage

The Zone Editor will show all domains inside the cPanel account, locate the Domain requiring the MX record adding and click Manage on the right hand side

3/ Add TXT Records

In the Zone Editor there is dropdown menu next to the Add Record option, click the dropdown arrow and select ‘TXT’ Record from the list of options

4/ Add TXT Record Details

In the Name section add the primary domain with a full stop (Tip: copy & paste this from another entry), the TTL can be set to the same as other TXT record and paste in the TXT record “v=spf1 ~all”

5/ Cpanel Confirmation

cPanel will confirm that the TXT records have been successfully added. It is advisable to wait up to 24 hours to allow for DNS Propagation before validating

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The SPF record will now be added, it can take time to propagate so is best to wait for 24 hours before expecting it to be working. This will help emails sent from Google services to land in peoples inboxes