How to add a DMARC record in cPanel

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This article helps you set up a DMARC record is. For an explaination of what DMARC does and how it works, click here.


Before you add a DMARC record make sure you have enabled SPF and DKIM. Click here for a guide on doing that by our parent company Digital Pacific.


Step 1 - Login to cPanel


Step 2 - Click on the Advanced Zone Editor icon




You will see these options which allow you to add a DMARC and other DNS records




Step 3 - Here are the possible records you can add:


Name - _dmarc

TTL - 3600

Type - TXT

TXT Data: Here you can choose how you want the servers you're sending email to handle email from your domain that fails SPF/DKIM validation. Make sure to only add the record starting at "v= . The safest options would be to Quarantine and send a report (the last option on the list). The options are:


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"


Alternatively, you can have an email report for failed DMARC validation by adding a valid email address, for example:


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"


If you chose this option, make sure to replace "" with a valid email address.


Step 4 - Click the Add Record button:



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