SPF and DKIM Setup for Namecheap

The following guide is relevant for SMTP2GO customers, who have a domain name hosted with Namecheap.

Step 1

Log in to your Namecheap account. Choose Domain List from the Account drop-down list.

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Step 2

On the Domain List page, click on the Manage button next to your domain.

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Step 3

To create a new SPF record, go to the Advanced DNS tab and click ADD NEW RECORD under HOST RECORDS section.
Note: if you already see a TXT record with a value beginning with 'v=spf1' then edit that record rather than adding a new one.

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Step 4

Select TXT Record from the Type drop-down menu.

Enter @ into the Host field.

Enter the SPF record that we recommend for you into the Value field. You can find your recommended SPF record from the Sender Domains page in your SMTP2GO App.

If you are interested, take a look at some more detailed information about SPF records here.

Select the desired TTL value from TTL drop-down menu.

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Click on the SAVE ALL CHANGES button.

Step 5

To create a DKIM record, go to the Advanced DNS tab and click ADD NEW RECORD under HOST RECORDS section.

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Step 6

Select CNAME Record from the Type drop-down menu.

Enter the Hostname we recommend into the Host field.

Enter the Value that we advise for your CNAME record.

Select the desired TTL value from TTL drop-down menu.

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Click on the SAVE ALL CHANGES button.

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