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How can I set up SPF & DKIM on my Bluehost provider?

Correctly setting up SPF and DKIM is very important as it will increase the deliverability of your campaigns. If your aim is to have professional results from your email marketing efforts, then it's almost mandatory to look into what is a fairly simple procedure, which will greatly impact the success of your campaigns and allow you to hit inboxes!

First, you need to make sure you know where to find the required SPF & DKIM information inside your Moosend account. Then all you have to do is follow the steps described below:


A. Setting up SPF

1. Log in your site's Control Panel (e.g. login.bluehost.com).

2. Select the domain you want to modify via the drop-down menu.

3. Scroll down to the Add DNS Record area.

4. Enter your new DNS entry by filling up the following:

  • Name
    After locating the SPF TXT records of your sender on your Moosend account, enter the TXT record name on your Bluehost provider. You can type @ to map the record directly to your domain name.

    Example SPF TXT record name for your Bluehost provider:
    @

 

  • TTL
    This should be set with the default value of 14400.

  • Type
    Select the TXT type.

  • TXT value
    After locating the SPF TXT records of your sender on your Moosend account, enter the provided TXT record value.

    Example SPF TXT record value for your Bluehost provider:
    v=spf1 include:spfa.mailendo.com ~all


5. Click on the Add Record button to create your record.

Keep in mind that if you already have an SPF record, all you need to do is to edit the SPF which is already available. Make sure you avoid creating two SPF records as this will make your SPF invalid!


B. Setting up DKIM/ Domain key

1. Log in your site's Control Panel (e.g. login.bluehost.com).

2. Select the domain you want to modify via the drop-down menu.

3. Scroll down to the Add DNS Record area.

4. Enter your new DNS entry by filling up the following:

  • Host Record
    After locating the DKIM record of your sender on your Moosend account, enter the provided TXT record name.

    Example DKIM TXT record name for your Bluehost provider:
    ms._domainkey.mydomain.com
  • TTL
    This should be set with the default value of 14400.


  • Type
    Select the TXT type.


  • TXT Value
    After locating the DKIM record of your sender on your Moosend account, enter the provided TXT record value.

    Example DKIM TXT record value for your Bluehost provider:
    k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADvOasfEIjT4S15emucwZhxKaWgikEeI7zzyj11l3owcIz3nZWAcuEhDxSCWYeapkj4G6WuV38WhRTxD5rXA0GQysBn+1w2FiVV0KDBHb8VLB13y8jU0SX/IiM7h0zilACnN6qzMvbG/6Z5x/ja/AB5Gc1vQrgF9ztt2/QAAAQAB

5. Click on the Add Record button to create your record.


Usually, 30 minutes are required in order for newly created records to take effect. Also, it is highly recommended that you check that you've correctly completed the verification procedure through your Moosend account.