Receiving this error after Host company entered this in DNS record (TXT)

The number of lookups on your SPF record exceed the allowed limit of 10. This will result in emails failing SPF authentication.

TXT (URL) v=spf1 a mx ~all

Is this a problem and how do I fix it? Thanks.

You should contact your host company. They broke it so they should fix it.

HAHAHAHA… ok thanks… just wondering if it was a simple fix that I could do…

The SPF record you showed includes a long list of most of the internet, and some of those entries themselves include other entries. It’s a mess, and I’m sure it’s what your hosting company told you to do, so yeah, it’s really up to them. Having that many entries will cause your mail to go to spam on Gmail (at best), and be entirely rejected by Microsoft, for example.

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Didn’t mean to be blunt, but it’s the quickest way and the safest. It is hard to know why they set the SPF record the way they did, and as @i40west said messing with them can cause your email to not be delivered.

The SPF record for is already at the maximum depth of lookups permitted, and such cannot be included in any SPF record without breaking it.

I would expect a hosting company to employ someone who knows that, but what do I know?

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