Many mail servers and email services such as Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, etc. check if SPF and DKIM records are available for the sender’s domain and if they are missing, such emails are directly sent to the recipient’s SPAM folder.
SPF and DKIM are DNS records through which the sender and the message’s content are authenticated.
You can enable the two methods for email verification – SPF and DKIM – under Email Deliverability in cPanel.
Enable SPF and DKIM automatically
After accessing the Email Deliverability menu, you will view a list with all domains added in cPanel.
1 To automatically enable SPF and DKIM, click Repair for the desired domain.
This repair process automatically generates SPF and DKIM DNS records in the domain DNS zone.
After you click Repair, the following message: “A DKIM key for “mydomain.com” does not exist on local server.” will appear.
2. Click Repair once again and the system will automatically generate the required DKIM key.
After the DNS records for SPF and DKIM are saved in the domain DNS zone, a “Success” confirmation message will appear.
3. SPF and DKIM have been successfully enabled for the domain.
The email verification status will change to Valid in the domain list.
The generated SPF record might be changed in case you need to add or remove a host, domain or an IP address from it. To change the SPF record, click Manage » (SPF) Customize.
View guidelines for the SPF record configuration: 🔗 Configuring a SPF Record in cPanel | Help