Querying my domain I get:
The TXT records found for your domain are: v=spf1 ip4:126.96.36.199 a mx:wordswithfriends.net ~all
So superficially it appears OK. However I also get the following message
SPF records should also be published in DNS as type SPF records.
No type SPF records found.
I want to make sure things are absolutely airtight. So in addition to TXT records I also want a pure SPF record. However I cannot figure out the format. Placing the same text in an SPF record does not seem to work.
At the moment I have a TXT record but not SPF record. When I cut and paste from TXT straight to SPF I get some type of crazy recursive DNS error so quickly deleted the SPF. I just want to know the correct format. Copying
v=spf1 ip4:188.8.131.52 a mx:wordswithfriends.net ~all
straight into an SPF record doesn't work.