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SPF Exceeds Maximum Character Limit

What you see when your domain has this problem
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More Information About Spf Exceeds Maximum Character Limit

If you encounter this message, it means you are using a single string within your SPF record that exceeds 255 characters. Note: According to RFC 7208 Section 3.3, a single SPF record can exceed 255 characters, but a single string cannot.

If more than 255 characters are needed, separate into multiple strings (e.g. "v=spf1 .... first" "second string..."). Below are an example of a single SPF record with a single string over 255 characters on the left and a corrected SPF record with the single string split into multiple strings.

Bad SPF Record: Single string over 255 characters Good SPF Record: Multiple strings under 255 characters
“v=spf1 ip4:64.20.227.128/28 ip4:208.123.79.32 ip4:208.123.79.1 ip4:208.123.79.2 ip4:208.123.79.3 ip4:208.123.79.4 ip4:208.123.79.5 ip4:208.123.79.6 ip4:208.123.79.7 ip4:208.123.79.8 ip4:208.123.79.15 ip4:208.123.79.14 ip4:208.123.79.13 ip4:208.123.79.12 ip4:208.123.79.11 ip4:208.123.79.10 ip4:208.123.79.9 ip4:208.123.79.16 ip4:208.123.79.17 include:_spf.google.com include:_spf.ladesk.com -all” “v=spf1 ip4:64.20.227.128/28 ip4:208.123.79.32 ip4:208.123.79.1 ip4:208.123.79.2 ip4:208.123.79.3 ip4:208.123.79.4 ip4:208.123.79.5 ip4:208.123.79.6 ip4:208.123.79.7 ip4:208.123.79.8 ip4:208.123.79.15 ip4:208.123.79.14 ip4:208.123.79.13 ip4:208.123.79.12” “ip4:208.123.79.11 ip4:208.123.79.10 ip4:208.123.79.9 ip4:208.123.79.16 ip4:208.123.79.17 include:_spf.google.com include:_spf.ladesk.com -all”

 

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