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Steps to Setup DMARC records in cPanel

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In this tutorial, you will learn to setup DMARC records in cPanel to specify the way mail servers should handle messages from your domain that don’t have valid SPF and DKIM records setup. Since many email providers use the DMARC standard (such as Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail, Outlook), it increases your chances of email being delivered successfully.

1. Login to your cPanel account.

2. Under Domains, click Zone Editor.

3. Mention the domain that you want to manage.

4. After pressing Add Record, change the Type from A to TXT first. Then enter the below settings:

FieldSetting
Name_dmarc
TTL14400
TypeTXT
TXT DataIn this field you must select the way you want recipient servers to handle email from your domain that fails SPF/DKIM validation. Below are the options outlined in red:
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

Or, you can request for an email report of failed DMARC validations by entering a valid email address, as below:

None: v=DMARC1; p=none; sp=none; ruf=mailto:user@example.com; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400
Reject: v=DMARC1; p=reject; sp=none; rf=afrf; pct=100; ruf=mailto:user@example.com; ri=86400
Quarantine: v=DMARC1; p=quarantine; sp=none; ruf=mailto:user@example.com; rf=afrf; pct=100; ri=86400

Then click on Add Record. In Zone Editor, type “_dmarc” and it will autopopulate the domain.

With this you will see your record listed in the Zone File Records section.

Also Read:

How Do I Add SPF, DKIM and DMARC Records On My Domain?

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