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Will adding a second SPF record mess up my DNS, or will it be like adding an extra nameserver?

(i.e. it only helps, not hurts)

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From RFC 4408:

3.1.2.  Multiple DNS Records

   A domain name MUST NOT have multiple records that would cause an
   authorization check to select more than one record.  See Section 4.5
   for the selection rules.

I'm not entirely sure what you want to achieve by adding a second record, but if it is something like adding extra hosts/networks as valid/invalid senders, you can probably do everything you want to with just the one record - just add whatever you wanted to the end of the line.

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+1 You should only need 1 SPF record. –  KPWINC Jun 22 '09 at 15:45
    
separate the domains with spaces. –  changokun Sep 21 '13 at 16:07

An SPF record can include multiple domains (multiple mechanisms is the correct term), so more than one spf record will never be needed.

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You can use this on-line SPF generator to get the appropiate TXT for SPF.

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Not anymore as it seems –  Arnaud Leymet Jun 13 '13 at 12:32
    
spfwizard.net here is another one. –  Aldekein Feb 27 at 19:00

In my opinion you should avoid SPF at all costs.

See my answer on dkim which could be the way to go.

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I use both SPF and DKIM to ensure deliverability across all recipients. –  Abraham Vegh Jun 26 '09 at 17:13
    
You can shoot yourself in the foot. I am not sure you understand what are you talking about. If you did you would not use SPF at all. –  cstamas Feb 2 '10 at 8:20

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