SPF records in email beta

Email beta is telling me to use
v=spf1 include:_spf.mx.Cloudflare.net ~all
as my SPF address.

My understanding of SPF is this validates email that is SENT from this domain. Cloudflare does not have outbound email servers - so why would I set my SPF as Cloudflare?

I believe it’s because the target mailbox will see a return address header from Cloudflare on forwarded email.

I too are confused… I forward my emails to my personal gmail account, and use it to send email as my [email protected] account… According to google I need to add this to my TXT record:

v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all

Which one should I use? And why?

You need to use both. They will combine like this:

v=spf1 include:_spf.mx.Cloudflare.net include:_spf.google.com ~all

Because both environments will be seen as sending email from your domain.

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