Follow this guide to setup a DMARC record for your domain(s) in Bluehost

On this page you will find a comprehensive guide on how to publish a DMARC record in Bluehost. A DMARC record defines the rules for your DMARC implementation and should be published into your DNS. A DMARC record contains the DMARC policy that informs ISPs (like Gmail, Microsoft, Yahoo! etc.) if a domain is set up to use DMARC. DMARC Analyzer will aid you to generate your own custom DMARC record with our DMARC Record Generator.

After generating your DMARC record you should follow these simple steps to publish your DMARC record into your Bluehost DNS:

1) Open the Bluehost DNS Zone Editor

Log in to cPanel of Bluehost.

2) DNS Zone Editor

Click on DNS Zone Editor which will take you to the DNS Zone Editor.

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3) Select domain

Select the domain that you want to update in the Select a Domain section.

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4) Add Record

After you’ve selected a domain you should have been taken to the DNS Zone Editor.

Note: If you already see a record with name ‘_dmarc’, edit this record instead of creating a new record! This is important as you can’t have multiple DMARC records.

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You can publish your DMARC record within the Modify DNS Zone by following these simple steps:

Host Record: enter ‘_dmarc’ as Host Record (the TXT record name should be “_dmarc.yourdomain.com”)
TTL: enter the desired TTL value into the TTL field
Type: select TXT as Type.
Points To: enter your custom DMARC Analyzer TXT record in the Points To section (your custom DMARC record as generated by our DMARC record generator).

Click on Add Record to publish your (DMARC) DNS record.
Congratulations your DMARC record has been published into your Bluehost DNS!

5) Your first DMARC reports should start dripping in after 72 hours

You should now wait some time before the first reports will start to arrive in DMARC Analyzer. This is due to DNS caching and the fact that the ISPs mostly send one report each day. This can take upto 72 hours.

More information about DMARC:

all guidance on how to create a DMARC record
use the DMARC Record Generator to generate your DMARC record
use the DMARC Record Checker to display, test and verify your DMARC record whether it’s valid
use the record setup guides for guidance on how to set up your DMARC record for specific webhosts