A TXT record is text in free, human-readable form, which is 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 website to an online search engine or to an analytics platform, which offers info about the targeted traffic to your website. Setting up this type of a record functions as proof that you are the Internet domain owner and they'll supply the content you should include as the value when you create the record. Another application of a TXT record is to verify that an email message is sent by the domain address owner and from a reliable server - this is the so-called SPF security, which prevents any electronic address set up under your domain to be forged and unauthorized people to send out unsolicited mail making it appear like it was mailed from your own mailbox. You may include any other info which you want to be associated with your Internet domain in a TXT record as well.