In follow up to my question here, how on earth do I setup a SPF record?!?
I understand that I have to add a TXT record to my DNS entries but what to put in that TXT entry is what's confusing me...
I have a Windows 2008 VPS with two IPs -
I have two RDNS records for
I have a web application setup on the server
vallenous.com (note: different from the rDNS entries)
vallenous.com is setup to use google apps for email BUT I do wish to send some emails from the web application itself through the local SMTP server (IIS6 SMTP) on my VPS.
In response to the answers to my previous question, I've set the FQDN in my smtp virtual server to equal
bob.charlino.com because when you send an email through the
vallenous.com web applicaiton it seems to come from
Was this the correct thing to do? I noticed when I did this google mail wasn't giving it a soft fail anymore...
Secondly, how on earth do I setup the SPF record? I've done some googling but it all just confuses me. I need to setup it for google apps (which is outlined here) but I also need to set it up so I can send from my VPS.