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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.48


These settings allow you to enable DKIM and SPF records. You can also configure which nameservers will be used for the new account’s domain.

Enabling DKIM or SPF email authentication settings

To enable DKIM and SPF email authentication on this account, select the boxes that correspond to those settings.

  • SPF uses a default record of v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:$mainip (where your IPv4 address will replace $mainip). For more information on SPF records, visit the OpenSPF website.
  • If you add a custom SPF record to the appropriate DNS zone template, it will override the Enable SPF on this account setting.
  • The settings on the Create a New Account screen override the server-wide Tweak Settings options for DKIM and SPF.

Nameserver settings

Nameservers are very important because they allow visitors to find the domain on the Internet. You can choose whether to use your local nameservers or to overwrite DNS zones.

Click the Use the nameservers specified at the Domain’s Registrar option if the nameservers for this account will be hosted on a different server. This will allow the new account’s domain to begin the propagation process.


The nameservers that you select for the domain will appear in the Nameservers list below. 

Click the Overwrite any existing DNS zones for the account option to check for DNS zones that may conflict. If a conflict is found, the program will not shut down in error, but will overwrite the existing DNS zone, so that the new account’s domain can begin the propagation process.

Next, proceed to the Mail Routing Settings section.