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How do I add a DMARC record to my account?

DMARC stands for [Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance]( It's a way to tell the Internet what they should do if they get an email from your domain that seems suspicious.

A message will be considered suspicious if it fails either your DKIM signature test or your SPF test.

You must create DKIM and SPF records before you create a DMARC record.

Your doman's DMARC setting only affects email sent from your domain. It has no impact on the amount of spam that you may be receiving.

In addition, setting DMARC record may help messages sent from your domain avoid the spam folder, since some email providers seem to be punishing email senders who do not have a DMARC policy set.

If you would like to add a DMARC record, you can create one using the DNS Service in the Members control panel.

  • Click Add item link to create a new record
  • For Type, choose "Text".
  • For the Full Domain field, enter "_dmarc." followed by your domain (without the www). For example: or
  • In the Text field, most groups will want to add v=DMARC1; p=quarantine

Please see below for more information.

The above example (v=DMARC1; p=quarantine) represents the minimal policy you can define. And, it specifies that if a message fails the test that it should be quarantined (which means sent to the spam folder) instead of rejected.

You may also consider adding: which will cause any policy failures to be emailed to you. The full version would then be: v=DMARC1; p=quarantine;

For more options, please see the General Record Format of the spec.