Help publishing SPF records

Hey guys, just trying to get my SPF records sorted on GoDaddy.. anyways, when I run a test from http://www.kitterman.com/spf/validate.html I get this message:

SPF records are primarily published in DNS as TXT records.

The TXT records found for your domain are:
v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:XX.XX.XX.XX ptr:XX.XX.XX.XX ~all 


SPF records should also be published in DNS as type SPF records.
No type SPF records found.

Checking to see if there is a valid SPF record. 

Found v=spf1 record for domain.ca: 
v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:XX.XX.XX.XX ptr:XX.XX.XX.XX ~all 

evaluating...
Results - PermError SPF Permanent Error: Invalid domain found (use FQDN): XX.XX.XX.XX

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Does anyone know why this is? Do I have a bad txt record? Also does this also act as what they call "Reverse DNS"??
barbs1Asked:
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BWaringCommented:
I beleive the error is because the "ptr" option should either be specified as "ptr" alone or "ptr:<domain>".... you seem to have it specified as "ptr:<IP address>".... check this site as well, as it has great info on SPF and well as a setup wizard to help configure the record correctly: http://www.openspf.org/
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barbs1Author Commented:
Does anyone know how to setup a Reverse DNS so I can avoid these errors:
smtp1.telebecinternet.com gave this error:
No reverse DNS found 


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BWaringCommented:
Typically you need to give your ISP that is providing you with your static public IP address(es) the hostname you want to associate with the IP address(es) and they set it up for you.... for example, you would tell them to set up IP 1.2.3.4 to point to host smtp1.telebecinternet.com...
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barbs1Author Commented:
My ISP is saying this isn't possible.. are there any other solutions??
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BWaringCommented:
The reverse DNS entries need to be set up by whomever 'controls' the IP address block. It is very difficult (unless you have a full class C, for example, in my experience) to get the ISP to delegate control of your range of addresses to you to be able to set up rDNS for yourself. An ISP setting up rDNS is quite common and if they cannot do that for you, I might start looking for a new ISP (if that's an option)... otherwise, there is no way for you to create the rDNS for your domain...
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