Are your outgoing emails being marked as spam by receiving servers? Learn how to properly set your SPF and DKIM records to prevent this from happening.
SPF or Sender Policy Framework is a very important standard that helps protect your domain from spoofing and also protects your outgoing emails from being marked as spam by receiving servers. SPF is an email authentication method that specifies the mail servers that are allowed to send emails on behalf of your domain. This detailed video in the UseWise channel shows an easy step-by-step guide on how to set SPF for Google Workspace. You will need to know your DNS provider and your SPF record to do this correctly.
If you are not sure who is your DNS provider, click here to check. For more information on how to create an SPF record for Google Workspace, look into the following Google support article. Please note that it can take up to 48hrs for SPF authentication to start working. You can use the Google Admin toolbox to check if the SPF record has been published correctly.
DKIM stands for DomainKeys Identified Mail and like SPF, DKIM is an email authentication method. DKIM adds a digital signature to every outgoing message which lets receiving servers verify the authenticity of your message. When your email is properly authenticated with DKIM, it tends to be more legitimate to your recipients, and there are lesser chances for your email to reach spam or junk folders.
This video gives you a detailed explanation of how to turn on DKIM signing in Google Workspace. Learn more about DKIM in the dedicated Google support article. Feel free to reach out if you need any additional information about these authentication methods and how to implement them on different platforms and domain providers.