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

On this page you will find a comprehensive guide on how to publish a DMARC record in DirectAdmin. 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 DirectAdmin DNS:

1) Open the DirectAdmin Control Panel

Log in to your DirectAdmin account.

2) Select domain

Click within the Domains section on your domain and click DNS Management in order to enter the DNS editor.

Click the Add button to create the DMARC TXT record.
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3) Add Record

After you’ve selected a domain you should have been taken to the DirectAdmin DNS 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 DNS Editor by following these simple steps:

Name: enter ‘_dmarc’ as Name (the TXT record name should be “_dmarc.yourdomain.com”)
Type: select TXT as Type.
Value: enter your custom DMARC Analyzer TXT record in the Value section (your custom DMARC record as generated by our DMARC record generator).

Click Save to publish your (DMARC) DNS record.
Congratulations your DMARC record has been published into your DirectAdmin 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