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Creating a SPF record

jwills
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I am being asked to create a SPF record for the first time. Could someone tell me if I have to put the text in quotation marks when I create a SPF record. Also does the name have to be specific to the domain, or can I name it anything?

 

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Re: Creating a SPF record

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I'm not aware you can create a SPF record (at least on our appliances). What you could do it to create a TXT record and indeed use quotes. Since the TXT record has no name, you can't name it :-D

Re: Creating a SPF record

jwills
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Sorry, yes that is the way I was speaking of creating it..Thru a txt record. I'm using the Infoblox Grid Manager/Ipam. The string of text that I was given to use is without quotes. Will it make a difference if the quotes are left out?

 

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Re: Creating a SPF record

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Yes, in your case you need to use quotes. Otherwise, every word (space separated) will be considered as another string.

 

You can check your record using :

 

1. dig : dig TXT yourzone.com, on a Linux/OS X machine

2. nslookup on Windows :

nslookup <enter>

set type=txt <enter>

yourzone.com

Re: Creating a SPF record

BJabson
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quotes are needed to preserve any spaces you may have in your txt (spf) record.

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