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Adding spf record for dedicated VPS server and domains

I am reading multiple pages and am still not clear what the proper SPF record should be:

 

This solution doesn't work for me.  I keep getting an error in the TXT record "Value" when I enter "v=spf1 include.secureserver.net -all".  The error on the form says: "Enter any alpha-numeric text or the special characters: period, hyphen, underscore"  So apparently the ":" is an invalid character - if thats the case, then why is the stated "value" the accepted value?  https://www.godaddy.com/community/Managing-Email/What-are-the-correct-GoDaddy-SPF-Settings-For-DNS-t...

 

And then there is this article which appears to just allow anything and everything.  https://www.godaddy.com/help/add-an-spf-record-19218 

 

So, being April 29, 2020 - what is the correct SPF recorded needed for mail servers?

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@rolinger 

 

What is your domain name - and include: is the correct format - I would past the code into a text editor to make sure you don't have any hidden characters in it

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