SPF settings

I created an SPR record using the SPF Wizard and got this warning:

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

v=spf1 ip4: include:capitolcleaning.biz -all

I get this analysis from Dmarcian:

Invalid include mechanism: the target name for include:capitolcleaning.biz equals capitolcleaning.biz - the current check host domain. This will result in an infinite recursion.

How can I correct this?

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To remove the loop your SPF should look like this:

v=spf1 ip4: -all

This assumes that only that single IP will ever send email on behalf of your domain.

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Thanks, Michael

So, there must be other IPs involved since now my emails are showing up as (spam). I’ll check with RackSpace, my email host, and see what email servers they are using.

Change the -all to ~all while you figure this out. It’s a less aggressive instruction.

Rackspace documentation lists an include for their mail servers, which will yield this record:

v=spf1 include:emailsrvr.com ip4: ~all

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Thanks. Solved!!

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