A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain address as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most widespread use of a TXT record is to add your website to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers information about the targeted traffic to your site. Setting up this kind of a record works as confirmation that you are the domain owner and they'll provide the content that you ought to include as the value when you set up the record. Another application of a TXT record is to verify that an e mail message is sent by the domain name owner and from a reliable hosting server - this is the so-called SPF protection, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send spam making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your domain in a TXT record as well.