What is a TXT Record?

A TXT (text) record is used to hold some text information. You can put virtually any free text you want within a TXT record.

A TXT record has a hostname so that you can assign the free text to a particular hostname/zone. The most common use for TXT records is to store SPF (sender policy framework) records and to prevent emails being faked to appear to have been sent from you.

A TXT record is commonly used to store what is called SPF (Sender Policy Framework) data.

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