Create or update Sender Policy Framework (SPF) host records for a domain name.


Use this command to create or update SPF host records for a domain name.

The SetSPFHosts command creates or updates one record per query. To set more than one SPF host record per query, use the SetHosts command.


All resellers have access to this command.

Implementation on

Log on to with Login ID resellid, password resellpw.

The host records setup section behaves similarly to the SetSPFHosts command.


The query must meet the following requirements:

  • The login ID and password must be valid.
  • The domain name must belong to this account.

Input parameters

Build the query string using this syntax:
command=nameofcommand&uid=yourloginid&pw=yourpassword &paramname=paramvalue&nextparamname=nextparamvalue


Parameter Status Description Max Size
UID Required Account login ID 20
PW Required Account password 20
SLD Required Second-level domain name (for example, enom in 63
TLD Required Top-level domain name (extension) 15
HostID Required when updating an SPF host record Host ID number from our database. You can retrieve this value using the GetSPFHosts command. 10
HostName Required Host name, assigned by you 63
RecordType Required For SPF records, the required value is txt 5
Address Required The SPF record. For help writing this record, you can go to
MXPref Optional Host record preference for setting the SPF record. The lower the number, the higher the priority. If not specified, default value is 10. 5
ResponseType Optional Format of response. Permitted values are Text (default), HTML, or XML. 4


Returned parameters and values

Parameter Description
Command Name of command executed
ErrCount The number of errors if any occurred. If greater than 0, check the Err(1 to ErrCount) values.
ErrX Error messages explaining the failure. These can be presented as-is back to the client.
Done True indicates this entire response has reached you successfully.



  • The default response format is plain text. To receive the response in HTML or XML format, sendResponseType=HTMLor ResponseType=XMLin your request.
  • Check the return parameter ErrCount. If greater than 0, the transaction failed. The parameter Err(ErrCount) can be presented to the client. Otherwise, process the returned parameters as defined above.