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Adding spf record for dedicated VPS server and domains

I am reading multiple pages and am still not clear what the proper SPF record should be:


This solution doesn't work for me.  I keep getting an error in the TXT record "Value" when I enter "v=spf1 -all".  The error on the form says: "Enter any alpha-numeric text or the special characters: period, hyphen, underscore"  So apparently the ":" is an invalid character - if thats the case, then why is the stated "value" the accepted value?


And then there is this article which appears to just allow anything and everything. 


So, being April 29, 2020 - what is the correct SPF recorded needed for mail servers?

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What is your domain name - and include: is the correct format - I would past the code into a text editor to make sure you don't have any hidden characters in it

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