How do we remove the WordFly SPF in our DNS?

Learn how to remove the WordFly SPF record in your DNS.


Topics covered in this article:

Why is the WordFly SPF (Sender ID) no longer required

How to remove the WordFly SPF

 

 

Why is the WordFly SPF (Sender ID) no longer required

WordFly used to require all senders to publish an 'include:wordfly.com' SPF record for their sending domain. This SPF record was also known as a Sender ID.

 

In the last year the Sender ID started being deprecated by ISP's as a requirement for reaching the inbox. As such, the WordFly SPF is no longer required and should be removed if currently published. 



SPF is still recommended for sending but ISP's only want to see *the sender* publishing SPF. In our case that *sender* is WordFly. WordFly has published an SPF on our sending domain. You'll see this domain in your email headers.


 

How to remove the WordFly SPF

 

Follow these steps to remove the WordFly SPF record in your DNS:

 

1. Log in to your DNS.

DNS Examples: GoDaddy, DNS Made Easy, Network Solutions, etc.

 

2. Go to Advanced DNS Management.

This will be different for each DNS. Please let us know which DNS you are using for further assistance.

 

3. Review your TXT records and locate the WordFly SPF.

The WordFly SPF will be published in one of two ways:

  • As an include: "include:wordfly.com ..."
  • Or as the WordFly IP ranges: "ip4:64.94.117.122 ip4:72.5.51.0/24 ip4:72.5.217.0/24..."

 

4. Remove the WordFly SPF from your current SPF record.

Only remove the WordFly SPF record from your current SPF record. If you only had a WordFly SPF record setup you may delete the entire TXT record. If you have other SPF records for sending your internal emails you should KEEP other SPF records.

Look for and delete:

  • The include: "include:wordfly.com ..."
  • Or the WordFly IP ranges: "ip4:64.94.117.122 ip4:72.5.51.0/24 ip4:72.5.217.0/24..."

 

DNS updates typically propagate within 24 hours or faster depending on TTL settings. WordFly support can run a test to confirm the WordFly SPF has been removed successfully. Please email us to request this test.

 

 

 

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