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

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

1) Open the DreamHost Control Panel

Log in to your DreamHost Control Panel.

2) Manage Domains

Click within the Domains section on Manage Domains.

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3) Select domain

Click on the DNS link for the domain that needs to be updated.

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4) Add Record

After you’ve selected a domain you should have been taken to the DreamHost 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 Modify DNS Zone 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 on Add Record Now! to publish your (DMARC) DNS record.
Congratulations your DMARC record has been published into your DreamHost 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