1. Home
  2. Email
  3. How to set up DMARC records in cPanel

How to set up DMARC records in cPanel

DMARC is an email-validation policywhich checks if an email sent from a domain name has been approved by the domains administrator and has not been altered during delivery.  Specifically, DMARC establishes a method for a domain owner to publish its email authentication practices.

Below are the steps to add DMARC records in cPanel

Step 1:  Login to cPanel and click the Zone Editor icon

Step 2:  Click on the Manage button next to your domain name

Step 3:  Click on the blue button in the top right labeled “Add Record” and choose TXT from the drop-down menu.

Step 4:  You can now add your DMARC record as shown in the example below:

 

DMARC cPanel

 

 

DMARC General Formatting

  • none – Take no action. Log affected messages on the daily report only.
    v=DMARC1; p=none; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
  • none with report – sends report of failed validations to a valid email of yours (example: admin@domain.com)
    v=DMARC1; p=none; sp=none; ruf=mailto:admin@domain.com; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
  • reject – Cancel the messages
    v=DMARC1; p=reject; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
  • quarantine – mark messages as spam
    v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
  • – mark messages as spam
    v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400

 

It’s important to ensure your DMARC is setup correctly or your email will stop working.  If you’re unsure of how to configure a DMARC record you will need to consult your web developer or IT support.  We do not provide direct support for DMARC records since they are custom records based on user-defined policies.

You can use the DMARC Inspector Website to verify your records.

Updated on January 11, 2022

Was this article helpful?

Related Articles