How to create spf record for domain

How do I create an SPF record for my domain?

  1. Log into your Account Center.
  2. Navigate to the Edit DNS Zone Page Edit DNS Zone Page Edit DNS Zone Page for your desired domain.
  3. Select the + Add Row button to create a new record. Set the type to TXT and enter your SPF record in the right column.
  4. Click Save to commit the changes.

How do I find the SPF record for a domain?

  1. Open Command prompt (Start > Run > cmd)
  2. Type “nslookup -type=txt” a space, and then the domain/host name.
  3. If an SPF record exists, the result would be similar to:
  4. If there are no results or if there is no “v=spf1” property, then there is a problem retrieving the record for the domain, or one does not exist.

How do I create an SPF record in GoDaddy?

Add an SPF record
  1. Log in to your GoDaddy Domain Control Center. (Need help logging in?
  2. Select your domain to access the Domain Settings page.
  3. Under Additional Settings, select Manage DNS.
  4. Select Add under the records table.
  5. Under Type, select TXT.
  6. Enter the details for your SPF record:
  7. Select Save to save your new SPF record.

Can a domain have 2 SPF records?

The answer is no: a domain MUST NOT have multiple SPF records, otherwise SPF fails with PermError. An SPF record is a TXT record in the DNS starting exactly with “v=spf1”, followed by an array of mechanisms and/or modifiers.

How many SPF records can a domain have?

It’s important to point out that each domain may have only one SPF entry. If your domain contains more than one entry, recipient servers will decline both. As a result, it will cause your emails to fail an SPF check.

Is there a limit to SPF records?

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records have a 255 character string limit in Domain Name System (DNS). If you have an SPF record with a string longer than 255 characters, you will fail the SPF authentication check.

How do I lower my SPF lookup?

The number of SPF lookups can be reduced by:
  1. Cleaning up your record: Sometimes there are duplicate mechanisms in the record (for instance an MX record to Google Apps and an include from Google SPF)
  2. Use subdomains for specific email flows.
  3. Check if you’re using the correct included domains.
  4. Use SPF macros (advanced)

Do I need SPF record for subdomain?

You need to have separate SPF records for each subdomain you wish to send mail from. The ‘include:’ directive for SPF may be used to provide all subdomains with the same entries. For example, on the SPF record for subdomain enter ‘’.