Sender Policy Framework is a standard by which the owner of a domain uses a specially formed DNS record to advertise which hosts are authorized to send email for the domain.

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subdomains and SPF failures

I have recently moved some of my e-mail services to sub-domains (sub1.company.com, sub2.company.com) because the SPF of the main domain - company.com got full (lot's of includes and there is more ...
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Sending email from a local test virtualbox when SPF and DKIM are setup

I'm trying to setup discourse and so I thought I'd start on a virtualbox and eventually migrate to a digital ocean droplet. It's setup, it's running, but outgoing mail is not working. I've got SPF ...
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Is DMARC helpful to me if I don't need reporting?

I have SPF and DKIM setup and working for the email domain I administer. The next recommended step is to setup DMARC since SPF and DKIM are both in place. What are the benefits of using DMARC if both ...
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Proper records for mail and domain [duplicate]

I am having the following question: I have a domain (let's say example.com) and I need to set up the proper records for the e-mail so that to minimize the possibility for a message to go to spam. I am ...
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Only enable SRS when forwarding to enable DMARC

I am setting up a mail server on my VPS and in order to prevent spam and being marked as spam I have enabled SPF, DKIM and DMARC. However, I do not want to host my own mailbox, so I forward the ...
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email goes to spam when email body contain a anchor tag [duplicate]

i am facing a problem about email sending with a module named phpmailer. the problem is that, when i am tying to send a email contain a anchor tag as like <a href="example.com" ...
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SPF - Adding lots of IPs

I have 8 IPs in different ranges to add to my SPF records. All are subdomains mta1.domain.com mta2.domain.com and so on. I can't add each IPv4 to domain.com txt due to limitations. How else can I ...
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Compound SPF record syntax [duplicate]

We send transactional email from our own server and use Google Apps for email. We have the transactional server SPF set up: v=spf1 ip4:37.xxx.xx.xxx ip6:2xxx:4xd0:a:1f39::1 a mx ~all but need to ...
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Difficulty with second domain in an SPF Record (not allowed use email addy)

I'm kinda out of my element here so please forgive me. I have read and googled several spf post and troubleshooting tips but I can't quite figure out what I'm missing. My test email is failing ...
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What is the best way to harden a postfix null client on an exploited php webserver?

We use postfix as a null client to send out mail from a php webserver via sendmail. We host our incoming mail servers elsewhere and use a SPF record to authorise the server to send emails from our ...
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New Exchanger Server installation - Email marked as spam on hotmail/outlook

New to the email hosting scene - running an Exchange 2013 box. Email is always (literally, always) marked as spam when sending out to my outlook.com account. Whereas if its sent to an email address ...
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SPF record getting soft failed due to dynamic ip

The SPF soft fail error I'm getting is: Received-SPF: softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning noreply@example.com does not designate 64.202.189.129 as permitted sender) ...
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SPF record not being detected by gmail

I recently added SPF record to my server & it passes all the results required. However sending email doesn't detect SPF record. The method I use to detect is whether gmail shows 'mailed-by'. I ...
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Mail marked as spam (Gmail/Hotmail): IP not on blacklist, DKIM Valid, SPF Valid and DMARC valid

I'm trying to send mail from my own domain (which is 15 days old now) but I'm having some troubles. Check the following mail body: Delivered-To: ------@gmail.com Received: by 10.25.89.200 with SMTP ...
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Postfix header stating wrong IP

I am using Postfix 2.11.3 on Debian 8.0 I configured Postfix to run multiple instances (3), one for each public IP connected to our server in order to balance outgoing traffic depending on the ...
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SPF record for MX records?

I am maintaining the DNS records of a domain which was set up by someone else. I have following RRs (visible in an webinterface): example.com A 1.2.3.4 example.com MX 10:mail.example.com example.com ...
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SFP + Gmail = Emails delivered to spam box

A long time ago I posted a question here: Postfix: Gmail marking my email as spam where I said that although emails send from my servers were passing all the DKIM and SPF tests they were getting ...
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Using PTR on SPF Record and Multiple Domain Pointing Single Server

Today I've checked my SPF is valid on some of the sites and invalid on some of the sites I've tested. Microsoft also couldn't see my SPF record for some reason while others can. (Sender ID ...
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SPF check failure but cannot pinpoint issue (newbie)

I sent a test email using the port25.com email verification tool and got back the results below in it's entirety. Can someone tell me what is missing and why SPF is failing? Many thanks! -sul. This ...
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SMTP error : Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 At least one FROM header address not allowed to send mail from IP ADDRESS

We are developing an email sending app, and we allow our users to specify the From: header their emails will be sent from. Let's say our domain is mydomain.com and our client domain is ...
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Spam delivered by mx.google.com despite SPF fail

Some spammer use our e-mail address as sender in forged e-mails. Now we got thousands of bounced messages from no longes existing e-mails. We set up SPF and DKIM records but it does not stop. ...
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How to troubleshoot marketing e-mail inbox rate / deliverability? [duplicate]

After previously using managed ESP's, we've recently switched over to our own server (CentOS 6) that's set up to send bulk e-mails with 12 IPs/SPF/DKIM. Campaigns are processed and sent via ...
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SPF records clarification of using A mechanism

What is the difference between using v=spf1 a ~all and v=spf1 ip4:IP_OF_A_RECORD ~all or v=spf1 IP_OF_A_RECORD ~all when configuring SPF records? Which way is correct and more robust and reliable?
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Originating (non-critical) emails from a “less-trusted” host

Background We have a webapp running on webapp.example.com that (amongst other things) sends messages by email from time to time. These messages are non-critical: whilst we would like to make a best ...
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SPF check based on client IP instead of MTA IP?

Setup On a client computer with IP address a.a.a.a, there is a mail client that uses SMTP to send emails via company email server example.com with IP address b.b.b.b. The company email server ...
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Route 53 - Should I duplicate my SPF records as TXT records?

Amazon Route 53 supports both "SPF Records" and "TXT Records". Most documentation I read tells me to list my SPF Record as a TXT Record. I understand that the SPF Record is a newer standard. Is it ...
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Proper Setup of SPF Record

OK, so, i'm only so familiar with how the SPF system works, and my domain is being used to send all kinds of spam. Here is my current spf record: v=spf1 ip4:web.host.ip ip4:108.60.203.190 +a +mx ...
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Gmail ignoring SPF record

I have a domain whose SPF record looks like this: "v=spf1 mx ip4:6.7.8.9 -all". The record is valid, and to my understanding implies that allow mails only from: The server that is MX record for the ...
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AWS: Kitterman SPF record test failing

I have had a couple of emails not arrive in my inbox. One resent the email and I received it, the other told me that the error was: non valid MX response I have been looking at my AWS SPF records and ...
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Does “~all” in the middle of an SPF record signal the end of the record when it is parsed?

Our company's SPF record format is as follows: "v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all a mx ip4:X.X.0.0/23 include:spf.example.com ?all" So we have an "~all" in the middle of our SPF record. On the ...
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Conflict between wildcard DNS entry and SPF

I have a domain set up on Amazon's Route53, and it seems the following entries are not going to work (actual values replaced, obviously). Can anyone advise on how this should be set up? This is the ...
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How should my SPF record be set up, or is it even necessary?

I have a domain (fiestyturtles.com) registered at namecheap.com, and hosted at a shared webhost (hostpc.com). But I've moved the email handling of my domain to google apps, I think I set this up by ...
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What is the correct SPF setting if I want a specific IP, hosting provider's MX, and GMail to work for sending emails coming from my domain? [duplicate]

I have never set up an SPF record, so I am trying to make sure I understand what I am doing before causing all sorts of havoc. Let's say I have a domain example.org which is being hosted by ...
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Have a valid SPF record but still can spoof my email

I have set up an SPF record for my domain, but I still can spoof email-addresses for my domain using fake email services like this one: http://deadfake.com/Send.aspx The email does arrive to my gmail ...
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Adding SPF record for second domain, but I don't yet have an SPF record for Gmail [duplicate]

I am familiar with the basics of SPF but I am having trouble determining exactly what I need for my setup. I have my email done through Google Apps to send and receive email for my domain, ...
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DNS and SPF configuration for Microsoft Exchange

We've started receiving spam with spoofed addresses from our own domain. So I'm trying to get my PTR and SPF records etc correct to prevent it. We're running Exchange 2010 on site with one server ...
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Is there any standard for DNS <-> IP authentication?

I'm looking to implement an authentication mechanism which allows to enforce access policies based on the domain name of the client. The authentication server uses the information available in the DNS ...
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What does MX in SPF mean? [duplicate]

I'm setting up an email server, and I'm a bit confused by SPF. Following some examples, I set my SPF record as follows... v=spf1 mx ip4:1.2.3.4 mx:mail.mydomain.com ptr:1.2.3.4 -all I follow what ...
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Why am I getting these emails?

Awhile ago I noticed that email messages from my domain is not immediately delivers by google, and I'm getting an smtp error message from google server. I don not remember the exact wording of that ...
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I am able to receive mails but unable to send via my SMTP server?

I have a shared hosting server from hostgator, in which I created an email 'support@mydomain.com'. Then I enabled both DKIM and SPF (as I read on a few threads that SPF should be enabled to ensure a ...
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Failed Gmail SPF check when importing mail through IMAP from our mailbox when original email was sent with ESMTP headers

We have a strange situation: we receive an email with ESMTP headers in it our server accepts it, it's fine we import that mail in Gmail like any other emails from our boxes Gmail makes SPF check ...
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Failed SPF for email imported to Gmail because of client IP instead of server's in message when sent through SMTP from one local box to another

We have a linux (Debian) VPS with domain (let's say example.com with MX mail.example.com) that has SPF set up. There is dovecot+exim running. There is also Direct Admin on top of that. When I send a ...
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SPF records when sending multi-domain emails from one host

We have a CMS system in which multiple customers run their websites from a single virtual machine. Pages generated by the CMS allow forms to be filled in, which trigger emails to be sent. I am having ...
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SPF record for my domain is not being detected

I have a domain (qplum.co) set up at NameCheap. I am trying to set a TXT record for setting up SPF for Mandrill but for some reason, this record is not being detected at all by any of the tools. This ...
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Can I use include and redirect in same SPF record?

My current SPF record is as below Host Value TTL myexampledomain.com "v=spf1 redirect=_spf.mailhostbox.com" 1 Day I am using 2 free email ...
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PermError SPF Permanent Error: Void lookup limit of 2 exceeded

I am trying to setup SPF on a server - mail works fine and validates according to mxtoolbox and other online checks but when I check it using http://www.kitterman.com/spf/validate.html I get an error: ...
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Dynamically set SRS_DOMAIN

I have a mailserver forwarding mail and using postsrsd for SRS. Since postsrsd uses postfix's mydomain setting to alter the Return-Path, is there a way to set the SRS_DOMAIN for forwarded mail based ...
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spf record fail on forwarded mail

I've set up Postfix, Dovecot and MySQL according to this tutorial from linode. In the virtual aliases table I have an account which forwards to my gmail. Because these messages are then being ...
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One email address recognized as spam [duplicate]

Emails send from some of the addresses in one domain are marked as spam by multiple email clients. Since just few addresses within the domain are marked as spam, I do not think it is a domain problem, ...
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Configure SPF for gmail account

I am really new to this @ v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all 1 Hour I have added the above spf setting for admin@studentclutter.com as it is a google apps email account However, I am getting ...