A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, that's associated with a domain as a DNS record for one purpose or another. The most frequent use of a TXT record is to add your website to a search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers information about the targeted traffic to your Internet site. Setting up this sort of a record functions as proof that you are the domain owner and they'll supply the content you need to include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to confirm that an e-mail message is sent by the Internet domain owner and from a reliable web server - this is the so-called SPF protection, that prevents any electronic address created under your domain name to be forged and unauthorized individuals to send junk mail making it look like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other information which you want to be associated with your domain address in a TXT record as well.