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Edit an SPF record

Edit an existing SPF record, a type of TXT record, on your domain to change your email delivery rules. SPF records help identify which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain.

  1. Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
  2. Select alt name for the image Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see the Edit DNS option.
    screenshot showing the option for edit dns
  3. Select screenshot of the icon for editing a dns record Edit next to the TXT (SPF) record you're editing. Remember, SPF records are a type of TXT record.
  4. Edit the details for your SPF record:
    • Name: The host name for the record. Type @ to put the SPF record on your root domain, or enter a prefix such as mail.
    • Value: The SPF rule to be applied. For example, enter v=spf1 mx -all to indicate emails are allowed from your mail server and no others. SPF records must have fewer than 512 characters and only UTF-8 characters are supported.
    • TTL: How long the server should cache information. The default setting is 1 hour.
  5. Select Save to complete your changes.

Most DNS updates take effect within an hour, but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.

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