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Creating a SPF record with SSH?

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I have a virtual dedicated server at GoDaddy, and I keep hitting my limit of 10,000 e-mails a day, but I am not sending out more than 20 a day. They have told me that I need to create a SPF record. I have no programming, networking experience AT ALL.

I really need someone to walk me through how to create the record (I've gathered its a TXT file and ther are wizards for that) but I have no idea how to get it to the server through SSH. I know FTP, but I know that you can't use that for this. SSH scares me and I don't know what to do, but I need to fix this spam problem.

Also, if there are other things that I can do to prevent the spam problem, please let me know. I am using Plesk and there is an option for MAPS, but I'm not sure I would go about setting this up.

Please, any help is much, much appreciated!!
Jamie
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Hi Jamie,

You need a bit of understanding about mail server, SPF record, spam before you can do this.  However this is the basic instruction (Plesk specific):

1) Go to http://spf.pobox.com/wizard.html
2) Put in your domain name (e.g. mydomain.com) and click begin
3) Select the rest of the options in http://spf.pobox.com/wizard.html
4) At the bottom of the page, the resulting SPF record is created in a textarea. Copy the content of the area to your clipboard.
5) Now open your Plesk panel and go to the domain your want to add your record to.
6) Click the DNS button.
7) Now, in the dropdown menu, select the "TXT" option and click the "Add" button.
8) Leave the input field after "Enter domain name" empty we don't need to change this.
9) In the input field after "Enter TXT record", paste the generated SPF record. Click "Save" and you're all done.
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