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Our domain uses Google Apps for mail and Mailchimp for templated email campaigns. Mailchimp recommends adding an SPF record for their servers to decrease the likelihood of spam filter traps.

I have setup the SPF records below for WoodAcresSchool.org "v=spf1 include:servers.mcsv.net ~all" "v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all"

This appears to be the correct setup from what I have read from both vendors. However, when I test the records using check-auth@verifier.port25.com, I get "permerror (multiple SPF records). Details are below.

Does anyone have a suggestion how to correct this? I've tried a number of different configurations all with the same result. Most everything I've found focuses on a single SPF record - not multiple.

SPF check: permerror Sender-ID check: permerror

SPF check details:

Result: permerror (multiple SPF records) ID(s) verified: smtp.mail=jadkisson@woodacresschool.org DNS record(s): woodacresschool.org. 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:servers.mcsv.net ~all" woodacresschool.org. 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all"

Thanks in advance - Jeff Adkisson

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you need to include every thing in a single TXT record

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Thank you... that put me on the right track. Here's what worked: TXT "v=spf1 mx include:servers.mcsv.net include:_spf.google.com include: ~all" ---------------------------------------------------------- SPF check details: ---------------------------------------------------------- Result: pass ID(s) verified: smtp.mail=jadkisson@woodacresschool.org DNS record(s): woodacresschool.org. 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 mx include:servers.mcsv.net include:_spf.google.com include: ~all" –  Jeff Jul 31 '10 at 16:27
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Why do you have a blank include at the end of the record ? –  topdog Aug 1 '10 at 6:39

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