Email Spoof

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I do business with government offices.  Recently, all the emails I send them are showing up as "SPOOFED".  I have the following request from them and do not know how to make the changes.

All your emails going back to the end of March are showing up as “SPOOFED”.  Our IT guru says the Montana State email service will not accept emails that do not have an “SPF” record. IT recommended that your email provider create an “SPF” record on the email server.  I’m hoping this will stop the spoofing and I will get your attachments timely.
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Hello,

I have updated your DNS to make sure that is the most up-to-date.
Often times, when issues arise sending to government entities, it is necessary to add a DKIM record. This cannot be added through Homestead, so you would need to go through Cloudflare.
Here are the instructions:

https://community.homestead.com/homestead/topics/dkim-record
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I am not as tech savvy as I would like to think I am.  Where do I find the Step 1 location to add the CNAME?
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I apologize, you need to create a Cloudflare account and connect your domain to it. The good news is, this will also allow you to secure your site, which is SUPER important these days. (Google is cracking down on sites that are not secure with https)

1) Go to http://www.cloudflare.com and click on the sign up link.


2) Please enter your email address and password you wish to use for your Cloudflare account. If possible, please do not use an email address connected to your domain
We strongly recommend you read the term and conditions. To continue you must agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box. If you agree, click on create account.


3) Enter your domain name and click on Add site


4) When the scan is complete, click next.

5) Select the FREE plan and click Confirm Plan.


6) Compare the DNS records Cloudflare scanned to your existing DNS records that can be found under the Domains tab in your Homestead account, under Advanced DNS Settings.
They should match. If they do, click Continue


If they don't, you can click on the name or value inside of Cloudflare that is incorrect and edit it. If you need help viewing your current DNS records, please see our topic, How can I view and edit my DNS records using Homestead nameservers



NOTE: Please make sure to verify that the MX record has been added inside of CloudFlare's DNS settings. If you do not see a record with MX next to it, then we will need to add the MX record


Click MX in the drop down, then click Name and type @, then Click to configure just right of that box. It will open a new window, please confirm your MX record.
If you are using email with Homestead, for server you will add mx.YOURDOMAIN.com, and for Priority you can put 10. Click save, then click Add Record.


7) Cloudflare will now provide you the new nameservers for your domain. If you do not see your nameservers, proceed to the DNS page inside of Cloudflare, and scroll down until you see Cloudflare Nameservers.

Important: When we update the nameservers, it is possible to see some interruption with the website and email as the settings propagate. This is to be expected, but if it has been more than 24 hours, please contact support and we can assist. 



8) Log into your Homestead account and click the domains tab on the left. Under the domain you are working on, click Edit your nameservers. You will need to click delete next to ns3.mdnsservice.com and then change the other 2 nameservers to the ones provided by Cloudflare. You can't change and delete in the same step, so you will need to click edit twice.


9) Return to Cloudflare and click Continue.

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