What is SPF?

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an open standard that helps to protect domain names and their owners from being spoofed by spammers.

It does this by allowing a domain name owner to publish a policy that declares where emails can originate from.

This article describes how SPF is configured for use with Recruitly.

Domain already has an SPF record:

In most cases your domain will already have an SPF record, usually added when enabling Microsoft 365 or Google Business for your domain. You need to edit your existing TXT record and add the following value:


Domain does not have an SPF record:

If your domain does not have an SPF record, add a new DNS record with the following parameters:

TXT record
TXT name: @
TXT value: v=spf1 include:spf.protection.recruitly.io ~all

How to verify if SPF is configured?

Use the SPF survey tool from Dmarcian to quickly identify whether SPF is set up correctly and which servers are authorized https://dmarcian.com/spf-survey/

If Recruitly is correctly included in the SPF record, you should see spf.protection.recruitly.io in the record.

Please note: Tools like Dmarcian may report an SPF alignment of 0%, but as long as you have DKIM and SPF configured, and the DMARC policy is set to the "relaxed" alignment, your emails will be delivered from Recruitly.||
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