Improving Google Apps generated emails


Add the following TXT record in your domain’s DNS Manager:

v=spf1 a mx ~all

You can leave the hostname field blank. If your DNS manager isn’t letting you leave it blank, put “@” in that field without quotes.


  • Go to
  • Go to Advanced Tools > Authenticate email > Set up email authentication (DKIM)
  • Generate new DKIM key and place it as a TXT record in your DNS manager.
  • Wait for few hours for DNS propagation and verify the DKIM keys in your Google Apps Cpanel.

Google’s definition to SPF and DKIM:

  1. SPF record: An SPF record is a list of IP addresses that are authorized to send mail for a particular domain. For more information on how to publish an SPF record, please visit
  2. DKIM: DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) is a way to digitally sign messages and verify that the messages were sent by a particular domain. It works like a wax seal on an envelope, preventing messages from being tampered with.

Tools to verify SPF and DKIM

  • (use syntax in search box like spf:



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