Too many included lookups (13)

Hi all,

I’m getting “Too many included lookups (13)” error when I do a spf lookup “mxtoolbox” How can this this be resolved.


Hi Larry,

Thanks for reaching out, your SPF record can only include a maximum of 10 include lookup statements. If you remove a few this should fix your issue. Also here is a link for some more resources,


Josh Henry
Product Analysts
Global Cyber Alliance

Hi Joshua,

thank you for the reply, it seems we need all these spf records for our third party vendors. BlackBaud’s Raiser’s Edge in particular. Can you give example of how to enter IP address rather than include statement or any other way to address this? Thanks!