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How can I set up SPF & DKIM on my HostGator 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 into your HostGator cPanel. 

2. In the Domains section, click the Advanced Zone Editor icon. (If you do not have this icon option please contact HostGator and request it)

3. Select the desired domain name from the drop-down menu.

4. Under Add a Record, enter the following information:

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

    Example SPF TXT record name for your HostGator provider:
    mydomain.com
  • TTL
    TTL should be set as 1400.

  • Type
    Type should be set as TXT.

  • Address
    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 HostGator provider:
    v=spf1 include:spfa.mailendo.com ~all

5. Click on the Add Record button. 

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 into your HostGator cPanel. 

2. In the Domains section, click the Advanced Zone Editor icon. (If you do not have this icon option please contact HostGator and request it)

3. Select the desired domain name from the drop-down menu.

4. Under Add a Record, enter the following information:

  • Name
    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 HostGator provider:
    ms._domainkey.mydomain.com

     

  • TTL
    TTL should be set as 1400.

  • Type
    Type should be set as TXT.

  • Address
    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 HostGator provider:
    k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADvOasfEIjT4S15emucwZhxKaWgikEeyj11l3owcIz3nZWAcuEhDxSCWYeapkj4G6WuV38WhRTxD5rXA0GQysBn+1w2FiVV0KDBHb8VLB13y8jU0SX/IiM7h0ACnN6qzMvbG/6Z5x/ja/AB5Gc1vQrgF9ztt2/QAAAQAB

5. Click on the Add Record button.
 

 

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.