How to Configure ZohoMail in Cloudflare Portal Print

  • Updated on 07-May-2024
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Configuring ZohoMail with Cloudflare involves setting up various DNS records. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the process of configuring SPF, DKIM, and CNAME records for ZohoMail using Cloudflare, ensuring secure and efficient email communication.

DNS Record Configuration for Zoho Mail in Cloudflare

Adding TXT Records for Verification

  1. Log into Cloudflare: Access your account.
  2. Choose Domain: Select the domain for TXT record addition.
  3. Add TXT Record: Click 'Add Record', select TXT.
  4. Enter Record Details: Use "@" for Host and the TXT value from Zoho Mail Admin Console.
  5. Save and Verify: Save the record and verify it on the Zoho Mail Admin Console.

Adding CNAME Records for Verification

  1. Cloudflare Login: Enter your account.
  2. Domain Selection: Pick the domain for CNAME record.
  3. Record Addition: Click 'Add Record', choose CNAME.
  4. Record Details: Enter the code from Zoho's domain verification page in the Name and Target fields.
  5. DNS Only: Set Proxy Status to 'DNS only'.
  6. Save Record: Finalize the changes.

Updating MX, SPF, and DKIM Records

  1. Access Account: Log into Cloudflare.
  2. Select Domain: Pick the relevant domain.
  3. Remove Existing MX Records: Delete any current MX records in DNS Management.
  4. Add MX Records: Use "@" in the Name field and "" in the Mail Server field. Set Priority to 10. Repeat for additional MX records.
  5. Add SPF Records: Use "@" and "v=spf1 -all" in the TXT Value field.
  6. Add DKIM Records: Enter "zoho._domainkey" in the Host field and the DKIM value from Zoho Mail in the Points to/Value field.
  7. Set TTL: Choose the shortest possible TTL.
  8. Save Changes: Confirm all modifications.

Verification and Propagation

  • Verify Records: Go back to Zoho Mail domain setup page and click 'Verify All Records'.
  • Wait for Propagation: MX records typically verify within an hour or two; SPF and DKIM may take 4 to 48 hours.

SPF and DKIM Overview

  • SPF: Validates legitimate email senders, reducing spam.
  • DKIM: Ensures email integrity using public key cryptography.

Steps to Authenticate Your Sender Domain

  1. Add Sender Domain: In Zoho Campaigns, add and verify up to 5 sender email addresses.
  2. Copy SPF and DKIM Records: Access these from the Domain Authentication section in Zoho Campaigns settings.
  3. Add Records to DNS: In Cloudflare, add the copied SPF and DKIM TXT records.
  4. Verify Domain: Confirm domain authentication in Zoho Campaigns.


By meticulously configuring SPF, DKIM, and CNAME records in Cloudflare for ZohoMail, you can enhance the security and reliability of your email communications. It's vital to regularly verify and update these settings to maintain optimal email deliverability and security.

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