SPF and DomainKeys Assitance Needed


Nov 13, 2009
Hi all,

I have been researching this for too long. I would like somebody to walk me through the process of setting up SPF and DomainKeys on my WHM/cPanel server. I have root access. Here is the tricky part, here is how my server is set up, I am using this for my newsletter server. newsletter.realityislove.info is my server's main hostname. All DNS is hosted at godaddy.com. Bartending.com's A and MX records point to register.com Newsletter.bartending.com points to my server at newsletter.realityislove.info . To get newsletter.bartending.com in to my cpanel, I added the domain bartending.com, and then added a subdomain newsletter.bartending.com.

I ran the
/usr/local/cpanel/bin/domain_keys_installer myusername
script. But that didn't seem to change anything.

I would like to know the following:
How do I enable domainkeys?
How do I enable SPF?
What records do I have to add to GoDaddy's DNS for bartending.com and/or realityislove.info?

Thank you =)

Light and Love and Healing to you,
-Patrick Arden McNally


cPanel Quality Assurance Analyst
Staff member
Nov 5, 2008
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
cPanel Access Level
DataCenter Provider
It should be as easy as going to your cPanel account, Click the Email Authentication icon > Click the 2 buttons there titled Enable. You may want to go over the settings below that for whatever else you find is needed.
Infopro is correct; I concur and recommend that using the E-mail Authentication feature in cPanel to setup SPF and DomainKeys is the best way forward.

For additional reference information I suggest reviewing our documentation of the E-mail Authentication feature in cPanel:
EmailAuthentication < AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs < TWiki
Jul 9, 2007
Ernakulam, Kerala, IN
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator

You can install the SPF & Domain Keys as follows,

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/domain_keys_installer username

/usr/local/cpanel/bin/spf_installer username

Once you execute these scripts, the TXT record will be added to the zone file at /var/named/domainaname.com.db . You will need to add the exact TXT records in your DNS zone files @ your name servers (Godaddy).