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How to create TXT records for SPF & DMARC with Amazon Route 53
How to create TXT records for SPF & DMARC with Amazon Route 53

Instructions to create TXT records such as SPF and DMARC for Amazon Route 53.

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Written by Eric Johnson
Updated over a week ago

  1. Login to your Route 53 Console.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose 'Hosted zones'.

  3. Choose the domain that you want to add a TXT or CNAME record to.

  4. Choose 'Create record'.

  5. For 'Routing policy, choose Simple routing, and then choose Next.

  6. Choose Define simple record.

  7. In the Define simple record pane, do the following:

    1. For Record name, Enter the host name for the TXT record. For example, leave this blank for an SPF record, or enter the value _dmarc for a DMARC record.

    2. For Value/Route traffic to, paste the value you are setting as the destination of the Host or the text value of the TXT.

    3. For Record type, choose TXT or CNAME as appropriate.

    4. For TTL (seconds), type 1800.

    5. Choose Define simple record.

  8. Allow up to 24 hours for propagation of the newly created record.

Adding a TXT Record to Your Domain's Route53 DNS Server

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