SPF record error syntax


So i have been all the weekend wondering why email wasn’t working on my website, and now thanks to Google MX Verification tool, it indicates that there is an error in the SPF record (impossible to analyse it).

This is the record I have declared on Cloudflare’s DNS tab :

v=spf1 a mx ptr include:secureserver.net ~all

That’s the error I get on Google check : permanent error in processing
Explanation: SPF Permanent Error: No valid SPF record for included domain: secureserver.net: include:secureserver.net

Can someone please let me know what’s the correct syntax to use for that SPF record?


Cloudflare DNS does whatever you tell it to do. If that’s what you put in, your best bet is to run it through an SPF analyzer such as the one at dmarcian.com or https://www.dmarcanalyzer.com/spf/checker/. If you need help administering your mail settings, you can either check with your host, or the dmarcian community.

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