You can skip this step if you have configured a subdomain in the previous article: Set up a custom MAIL FROM address domain.
Set up an SPF record in your domain registrar
Each provider is different. See the instructions for your provider:
Edit your domain's DNS settings to add a TXT record. The steps vary depending on your domain registrar. A TXT record is required for your SPF record to be validated. We recommend using the following SPF record:
- v=spf1 include:amazonses.com ~all
While we recommend using ~all because it's the least intrusive qualifier, you can use whichever qualifier you want.
Applaud uses AWS SES services to send emails from Applaud Cloud, which is why you see amazonses.com as the domain name in the SPF record.
If you've already set up an SPF record for another purpose, you can add a reference to Applaud. However, the SPF specification requires you only have one SPF record on your domain. If you have multiple records, it might cause issues and cause rejections of your email.
For example, instead of having two separate records, such as:
- v=spf1, include:_spf.google.com ~all
- v=spf1, include:amazonses.com ~all
You can combine them into one, like this:
- v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com include:amazonses.com ~all