This post provides step-by-step instructions on how to add a DMARC record in CloudFlare.
About DMARC records
First of all, a DMARC record is a TXT record published to the DNS for your domain, under dmarc.yourdomain.com, where “yourdomain.com” is your actual domain or subdomain. It tells the email receiver what to do when an email message fails DMARC authentication, and also where to send reports on email delivery statistics.
For more information on DMARC records, refer to: Everything about a DMARC Record.
Generate your DMARC record
Before moving on, make sure you have generated your DMARC record, using our free DMARC record generator.
Publish the DMARC record in CloudFlare
Now the record is ready, follow the steps below to publish it!
1. Log in to CloudFlare
Navigate to cloudflare.com, enter your credentials to log in to its dashboard.
2. Locate your domain
On the CloudFlare dashboard's home page, find your domain you want to add the DMARC record to, then click it, as highlighted below:
In this example, we are adding the record to domain dmarcly.com.
3. Manage DNS
Click the DNS button, as shown below:
Now you will see the DNS section, where you can create a DMARC record for your domain.
4. Create the record entry
Enter the settings for your DMARC record, as shown below:
Make sure the record type is TXT, name is set to _dmarc, value is set to the record generated above. Click the Add Record button. Now you have added the record!
5. Check the published DMARC record
If you want to check the published DMARC record, you can use our free DMARC record checker. Note that the change you made in the last step might take some time to propagate in the DNS, therefore, if you can't find the record, give it up to 1 hour then retry.
That's how you add a DMARC record in CloudFlare.
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