How to Configure DMARC Records in cPanel

December 28, 2022 / cPanel

This guide illustrates how to configure DMARC records in cPanel for email validation. DMARC stands for “Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance.” DMARC is the protocol that uses SPF and DKIM to determine the authenticity of an email message.

Let us follow the steps to configure the DMARC record:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Select the “Zone Editor” option from the “Domains” category.
    Zone Editor
  3. You will enter a new page. Select the domain and click on the “Manage” button.
    Go to > Manage
  4. You will enter the zone records for that domain.
  5. Click on the “+Add Record” on the top right side of the screen.
    Click on Add Record
  6. Fill in the table as discussed below:
    a) Enter the Name- “_dmarc” (The domain will auto-populate if you type “_dmarc.”)
    b) TTL- 14400
    c) Type- TXT
    d) Record-
    You must specify here how recipient servers should respond to emails from your domain that do not pass SPF/DKIM validation. Find the options below:
    None: v=DMARC1; p=none; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
    Reject: v=DMARC1; p=reject; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
    Quarantine: v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
    You can also appeal an email report of unsuccessful DMARC validations by adding an effective email address, as given below:
    None: v=DMARC1; p=none; sp=none; ruf=mailto:[email protected]; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
    Reject: v=DMARC1; p=reject; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ruf=mailto:[email protected]; ri=86400
    Quarantine: v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; sp=none; ruf=mailto:[email protected]; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
  7. Click on the “Save record” button once you fill in the information.
    Save this Record
  8. You will get a success message as shown below.
    Successfully Saved Records
  9. Your record will be added to the Zone records section.

You can set up DMARC records in cPanel in this manner to validate emails. Was it simple? If you enjoyed this, you’ll undoubtedly enjoy our entire KB section. All of the KBs will be valuable to you. Therefore, remember to read out our articles.

 

 

 

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