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What is DMARC and how to configure it?

Email security is a critical aspect of any online business or organization. Ensuring that only legitimate emails reach your recipients helps maintain trust and protect against phishing attacks. One of the tools at your disposal for this purpose is DMARC, which stands for Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance. In this article, we’ll walk you through setting up a DMARC record in WPX Hosting’s DNS Zone Editor.

What is a DMARC Record?

A DMARC record is a TXT record in your DNS (Domain Name System) settings that instructs email receivers on handling messages from your domain. Essentially, it tells the recipient’s email server what to do if it receives a message claiming to be from your domain.

Step 1. Log in to your WPX account.

You can log in to your WPX account here.

Step 2. Navigate to your hosting plan.

You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log in to your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).

Then you will see all of your hosting services with us. When you find the plan that you want to manage, you need to select the orange button Manage service.

Step 3. Navigate to the DNS Editor.

Now that you are in your WPX control panel select the DNS Editor (1). After that, choose the website (2) for which you need to add a TXT record, and click on the +Add new record (3) button.

Step 4. Add the DMARC record.

Fill out the following details to add the DMARC record to your DNS zone:

  • Type – TXT
  • Host – _dmarc
  • Value – v=DMARC1; p=reject; rua=mailto:email@your_domain.com
  • Leave TTL blank for the default value.

Change email@your_domain.com to your domain name and administrative email.

When you’re ready, click on the Save record button to add the record to your DNS zone.

That’s it, if you fill everything correctly you will see a note that the TXT record is added successfully.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with the WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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