What Are SPF Records?

When do I use a SPF record?

SPF records are records which provide a way for outside email servers to check if the email being sent is truly coming from the listed sender. For a time, SPF records were given their own distinct type of DNS record, but they were not widely adopted and so today it is good practice to list the information in a TXT record type. When we refer to “SPF records” in our documentation, we are referring to SPF records listed as a TXT record, not to the deprecated DNS record type.

What SPF records should I use for Gandi Mail and Simple Hosting?

Instead of SPF records, add the following TXT records to the DNS records for your domain.

  • For GandiMail:

@ 10800 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:_mailcust.gandi.net ?all"
  • For Simple Hosting:

@ 10800 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:_spf.gpaas.net ?all"
  • For GandiMail + Simple Hosting:

@ 10800 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:_mailcust.gandi.net include:_spf.gpaas.net ?all"

This Simple Hosting record is only used if you plan to send e-mails through your website (via contact form, etc.)