DMARC Setup Guide - Learn How to Setup DMARC Records in cPanel

In this tutorial, we show you how to setup DMARC records in cPanel to specify how mail servers should handle messages from your domain that don’t have valid SPF and DKIM records setup. Since the DMARC standard is used by many email providers (such as Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, Hotmail, Outlook), it increases your chances of email being delivered successfully. We provide basic DMARC record examples below.

DMARC Setup Steps

  1. Login to cPanel.
  2. Click Zone Editor under Domains.
    DMARC setup in cPanel
  3. Click the Manage button next to the domain you want to work with.
    Manage Domain -Setup DMARC
  4. Click the +Add Record button.
    Setup DMARC - Add Record
  5. Change the Type from A to TXT.
  6. Enter the Name, TTL, Type, and Record as described below. Keep in mind that you must select one of the following options for the Record field: None, Reject, or Quarantine.
    Field Setting
    Name _dmarc
    TTL 14400
    Type TXT
    Record In this field you must choose how you want recipient servers to handle email from your domain that fails SPF/DKIM validation. Options are outlined below 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

    Alternately, you can request an email report of failed DMARC validations by adding a valid email address, such as the following:

    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

  7. Click Add Record to save your record.

    Note: In Zone Editor, typing “_dmarc” will autopopulate the domain.

    Saving DMARC settings

    You will then see your record listed in the Zone Records section.

Congratulations, now you know how to setup DMARC records in your cPanel for email validation.

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