In today’s video, we’re addressing a crucial issue: adding a DMARC record to your DNS settings. Many Shopify store owners, including one of our clients, have received email notifications prompting them to authenticate their domain by adding a DMARC record. But what exactly is a DMARC record, and how can you add it to your DNS settings? Let’s dive in and walk through the process step by step.
Step 1: Understanding DMARC
DMARC stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance. Essentially, it’s a DNS entry that helps authenticate your domain name, preventing unauthorized parties from using it to send emails. By having a DMARC record in your DNS settings, you ensure that only authorized sources can send emails using your domain name.
Step 2: Adding the DMARC Record
- Access Your DNS Settings:
- Depending on your domain registrars, such as Cloudflare, GoDaddy, or Namecheap, log in to your account and navigate to the DNS settings for your domain.
- Add a DNS Entry:
- Look for an option to add a new DNS record. In Cloudflare, for example, you would click on the “Add Record” button.
- Choose Record Type:
- Select “TXT” as the record type. This is where you’ll add the DMARC record.
- Configure the Record:
- In the “Name” field, enter “DMARC.”
- In the “Content” field, add the following value:
Step 3: Testing the DMARC Record
- Save Your Changes:
- After adding the DMARC record, save your changes in the DNS settings.
- Check DMARC Record:
- To ensure that your DMARC record is properly set up, you can use a DNS checker tool like dnschecker.org.
- Select “TXT” from the dropdown menu, enter your domain name, and click “Search.”
- You should see the DMARC record listed. If not, wait a few minutes for it to propagate.
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Customize DMARC Record:
You can customize the DMARC record further by including additional variables or specifying an email address to receive reports on email activity related to your domain.
Adding a DMARC record to your DNS settings is a crucial step in authenticating your domain and preventing email spoofing. By following the simple steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your domain remains secure and compliant with email authentication standards. If you found this video helpful, don’t forget to leave a comment and let us know what other topics you’d like us to cover. Until next time, have a great day!