Edit an SPF record
Edit your SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records any time to change which mail servers are permitted to send email on behalf of your domain. SPF records can help detect and prevent email spoofing. Only one SPF record will work on your domain at a time and we're unable to provide guidance on custom SPF records. Your domain must be using GoDaddy nameservers to edit an SPF record in your GoDaddy account.
- Sign in to your GoDaddy Domain Portfolio. (Need help logging in? Find your username or password.)
- Select Domain Edit Options next to your domain and then select Edit DNS. You may need to scroll down to see Edit DNS.
- Select the checkboxes next to the DNS records you need to edit and then select Edit.
- To edit a single DNS record, select Edit next to the specific record you'll be editing.
- Edit the details for your SPF record:
- Name: The hostname or prefix of the record, without the domain name. Enter @ to put the record on your root domain, or enter a prefix, such as mail.
- Value: The SPF rule to indicate emails are only allowed from your mail server. The Value must follow these guidelines:
- Maximum 512 characters are allowed
- Only ASCII characters are allowed
- Professional Email, Microsoft 365 from GoDaddy, Linux Hosting, Gen 4 VPS & Dedicated Hosting, and Media Temple Mail use the following SPF record:
v=spf1 include:secureserver.net -allRequired: When you're copying the SPF record, please be careful not to add any extra spaces before or after the record. This will invalidate the record.
- TTL (Time to Live): The amount of time the server should cache information before refreshing. The default setting is 1 hour.
- (Optional) Select Add More Records to add multiple DNS records at the same time. If you change your mind, select Delete to remove any records that haven't been saved yet.
- Select Save to confirm your edits. If you added multiple records at the same time, select Save All Records.
Most DNS updates take effect within an hour but could take up to 48 hours to update globally.
- Find out how SPF records can help prevent email spoofing.
- Add DKIM records to your Microsoft 365 organization.
- You can also add SPF, DKIM, or DMARC records to Linux Hosting, Gen 4 VPS hosting and Dedicated Hosting.