The DNS record type 99 (spf) Has Been Deprecated?
If you have seen the error The DNS record type 99 (SPF) has been deprecated, it’s possible that you’re having trouble verifying an SPF record from your email provider.
The good news is, this error is relatively easy to fix.
To fix this “deprecated spf records found” error, create an SPF record in the DNS using TXT type instead of the actual SPF type.
Here’s an example:
|@||TXT||1 hour||v=spf1 include:spf.example.com ~all|
There was an actual SPF type, however it was deprecated in 2014 because it was not deployed. With that said, the developers thought the it’s more practical to use TXT.
To make a long story short, the error “The DNS record type 99 (SPF) has been deprecated” shows up when the actual SPF type is used instead of TXT record.
Note: You may only have one SPF record per fully-qualified name, if you need to add more SPF records from another host, merge them all in one line. See below:
|@||TXT||1 hour||v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com include:spf.example.com ~all|
To learn more about SPF record format, mechanisms, modifiers and record limitations.
You may visit DNSimple’s help article for detailed information.Back to top
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