SPF Support for Bidsketch

Many email providers (like Gmail and Yahoo!) use SPF to ensure that email is allowed to be sent by the server that sent it. They do this by checking your DNS server for an SPF record that says it’s ok for X server (or domain) to send emails for Y domain.

Bidsketch now has a public SPF record published so that you can setup your DNS to include Bidsketch mail servers in your own SPF record. If what I’m talking about here is a bit over your head you might want to consult your host or someone that has experience managing DNS.

That being said, all you have to do is add a new text record in DNS with this in it:


Note that the underscore is there on purpose. So your complete text record might look like this:

v=spf1 mx ptr include:_spf.bidsketch.com ~all

Again, this can be confusing stuff so only mess around with DNS if you know what you’re doing or can get someone else that knows to make these changes.

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I hope i did this right. I use Bluehost.

I just changed the txt entry named “@” to

“v=spf1 a mx ptr include:_spf.bidsketch.com ?all”

Just thought I would share.


Thanks for sharing!


what i should i put under the txt name , I am using godaddy


Here is how I did this setup in Godaddy – Under Heading “Txt (Text)”

1) Add new SPF record
2) Select “an ISP or other mail provider” radio button
3) select “Outsourced” tab
4) Enter outsourced Domain as _spf.bidsketch.com
5) Submit and Save

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With Rackspace I performed the following and had no problems:
1) Create a new text record in your DNS as instructed above by Ruben:
v=spf1 mx ptr include:_spf.bidsketch.com ~all
2) Turn off the SSL option in the ‘Custom SMTP’ field.
3) Send a test proposal to an alternate account and confirm that it works.


One way to check to see if you did it right is to use this spf tool: http://www.kitterman.com/spf/validate.html

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