I’m not sure this is the right forum for this question but I get good advice from this community so here goes.
I’m trying to set up a Google Apps for Business account for a client and they want to perform certain duties using the email management features on the Google side.
I THINK I know “technically” what the difference is between SPF records and MX records on their host’s account (Godaddy), but can someone correct me if I’m wrong?
My understanding is as follows:
SPF Record = a value on the host’s server (server1) that basically validates another email server (server2) to be able to send email as though it is coming from server1. So when some other server (server3) receives email from (server1) it can verify wtih (server2) that this is actually an authorized sending server and not flag the message as spam.
MX Record = values to tell the host what server (remote or local) to use to send emails.
Is this right?
Also, if it is…and any of you are familiar with the Google Apps for business…what’s the big difference if if just continue to use Godaddy’s mail servers and authorize Google’s mail servers using SPF Record…vs changing the MX records to Google’s servers on Godaddy?