Suggested SPF record for Workspace mail gives error: SPF Ambiguity Warning: DNS: Truncated UDP Reply
Hello, I am trying to find the correct SPF record for my mail hosted by GoDaddy.
From this post, I see that the suggested SPF record for Workspace Email is:
v=spf1 mx include:secureserver.net -all
But, I get errors when I test this record with Kitterman's tools. Recordcheck on my domain, with the SPF record above, gives this:
The result of the test (this should be the default result of your record) was, ambiguous . The explanation returned was, SPF Ambiguity Warning: DNS: Truncated UDP Reply, SPF records should fit in a UDP packet, retrying TCP
When I use Kitterman's tool simply to retrieve the SPF record for secureserver.net, it shows a similar error -
DNS: Truncated UDP Reply, SPF records should fit in a UDP packet, retrying TCP
The tool also shows that secureserver.net contains 11 SPF mechanisms, including a nested include mechanism, which itself includes a lots of SPF mechanisms and a nested include, etc... which leads me to guess (disclaimer: I barely understand SPF) that the SPF record for secureserver.net is too big and that is what's causing this error.
Can anyone please explain what is causing the error? Do I need to use a different SPF record for my domain? Is there an issue with the secureserver.net SPF record? I am hesitant to configure this record when it fails the Kitterman test. I don't want my company's emails to be rejected for a day due to an incorrectly configured record.