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 typical use of a TXT record is to add your web site to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, that provides info about the targeted traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this type of a record functions as verification that you are the domain address owner and they will supply the content that you ought to include as the value when you set up the record. Another purpose of a TXT record is to validate that an e mail message is sent by the domain owner and from a trusted server - this is the so-called SPF security, that helps prevent any electronic address set up under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send unsolicited mail making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You can include any other information that you'd like to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.