I want to use 1 SPF record for a site that will work for Gmail and self-hosted email.
My hosting company gave me this:
v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xx3 +ip4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xx4 ~all
AND Google gave me this:
So making 1 SPF record out of the two, I write as this:
v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:126.96.36.199 +ip4:188.8.131.52 include:_spf.google.com ~all
IS THIS CORRECT? Note that:
1. The basic SPF syntax checkers tell me that is correct (I I start thinking that I am GOOD)
2. The Email Header of an email received by Gmail from the above domain says "SPF Neutral (Google.com: xxx.xxx.xxx.xx3 is neither permitted nor deniedby best guess record for domain of firstname.lastname@example.org) email@example.com (Now I am thinking that I am NOT GOOD!)
3. I am also confused as the difference between using "include" vs. "+include" vs. "ip4:" vs. "+ip4"
Thanks in advance for any help with this !!