Change an SPF record

A Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record is a specific type of TXT record that lets you explicitly define the outgoing mail servers that can send email from your domain name. You can use them to help prevent spam (although they are not a full-proof guarantee against spam). When incoming mail servers receive email messages from your domain name, they compare the SPF record to the outgoing mail server information. If the information doesn't match, they identify the email message as unauthorized.

You can create multiple TXT SPF records, but their cumulative lengths cannot exceed 512 characters.

If your domain is registered at another company, see the Domains registered at another company section below for instructions.

To change an SPF record

  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account.
  2. On your product list next to Domains, click the Text Icon (plus sign button) to expand the list:
  3. Expand Domains List

  4. Next to the domain you want to manage, under the Action section, click on the Manage DNS button:
  5. Manage DNS Button

  6. On the Records list, next to TXT, click the Click pencil icon on existing MX records (pencil icon) and make any necessary changes.
  7. Click Save.

To change an SPF record for domains registered at another company

  1. From the top menu, click the DNS tab, and select Manage Zones.
  2. Enter the domain name you want to use and click Search.
  3. On the Records list, next to TXT, click the Click pencil icon on existing MX records (pencil icon) and make any necessary changes.
  4. Click Save.

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