words of wisdom from a systems engineer

Add SPF records to all domains in Plesk

If you find yourself in the situation where you need to bulk add SPF records to every domain in Plesk, you can use this huge one-liner:

mysql -u admin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` psa -e "select dns_zone_id,displayHost from dns_recs GROUP BY dns_zone_id ORDER BY dns_zone_id ASC;" | awk '{print "INSERT INTO dns_recs (type,host,val,time_stamp,dns_zone_id,displayHost,displayVal) VALUES ('\''TXT'\'','\''"$2"'\'','\''v=spf1 a mx ~all'\'',NOW(),"$1",'\''"$2"'\'','\''v=spf1 a mx ~all'\'');"}' | mysql -u admin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` psa`

Then you’ll need to make Plesk write these changes to the zone files:

# mysql -Ns -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` -D psa -e 'select name from domains' | awk '{print "/usr/local/psa/admin/sbin/dnsmng update " $1 }' | sh

You can check your work by viewing the new entries you made:

mysql -u admin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` psa -e "SELECT * FROM dns_recs WHERE type='TXT';"