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Define MX and TXT records on DigitalOcean or Network Solutions?

I have a droplet on Digital Ocean for my web site, but I got my domain name from Network Solutions.

So I have registered Digital Ocean’s name servers on Network Solutions.

But I’m using gmail for email for my web site. To get it to work I need to create MX and TXT records. Should these be created on Digital Ocean, Network Solutions, or both?

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TXT records are indeed useful for spam (and spoofing) prevention. Check out: <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-use-an-spf-record-to-prevent-spoofing-improve-e-mail-reliability”>How to use an SPF Record to Prevent Spoofing & Improve E-mail Reliability</a>

Ok small update. I just added TXT records, seems like it is useful for Spam prevention. <br> <br>So use quotes for the line "v= spf1 " else DO doesnt parse it properly.

Frankly i dont even know what TXT records are for. I just went to the DNS settings under the control panel and under MX records,.clicked on ‘add google mx records’ and that was it.