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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Exchange 2010 ignoring SPF record

we are using Exchange 2010 and have already setup SPF record for our authorized mail server IPs. As a test using our domain name i tried to send an e-mail from another computer on the internet which ...
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Gmail does not detect range of IPs on SPF record

I have recently setup a SPF record for our domain. We have an exchange server and a relay server which can send e-mails from our domain. Our exchange IP is xxx.xxx.xxx.78 and relay server is ...
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Setting up email forwarding in Exchange without SPF violations

I have an objective of configuring our mail server to forward inbound messages to third party provider. Mail have to appear from original sender Forwarding have to be managed from Exchange Server, ...
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IIS Smtp server cannot send to hotmail,outlook, etc addresses

I have a SMTP server on a Windows server 2008 R2. It can send messages to all other domains except the ones hosted at Microsoft (hotmail.com,outlook.com, etc). The email messages it cannot send remain ...
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Is it becoming impossible to be a small mail provider?

I operate a small mail server for my private emails, some friends who have websites and two NGOs. In total my server sends between 60 and 400 messages a day. Now a lot of these emails are personal ...
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Is it valid to have SPF records for a domain that is a CNAME?

I read that it's not valid to have a CNAME for a domain that also has its own SPF, because all records are taken from the domain that the CNAME points to. However, this doesn't seem to be what ...
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How to include multiple spf domains with different mechanisms in a single spf TXT Record [duplicate]

EDIT : How to Mix the different mechanisms (a , mx , ip4 , ptr and include) to create single SPF file from 4 I know that 2 simple SPF records like v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all v=spf1 ...
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Create wildcard SPF-record [duplicate]

For a customer I would like to implement SPF for a lot of domains they own, but most of the IP's are the same. I would like to create something like for example Google, so I can use the include: ...
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DMARC failed, but SPF pass

If i sent a mail from my website (on a private server) to autoreply@dmarctest.org, i have this report : <record> <row> <source_ip>x.x.x.x</source_ip> ...
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Mail server with different IP than webserver - getting 554 error

I have a webshop running on a Digital Ocean droplet, while the email inbox for the same domain is running on a different VPS. All of the sudden some of the emails sent by the webshop are being ...
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Google puts my mails to spam [duplicate]

I have a mail server with proper (I think) configuration, but Google puts my mails to the spam folder. I see the following error in the source: Received-SPF: fail (google.com: domain of ...
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SPF records and rejection based by declaration client IP

I use my personal email server one small setup by Microsoft Exchange Online. I'm not I professional IT but I prefer Exchange for many reason. Now I use this SPF record: v=spf1 ...
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Postfix mail always in spam [duplicate]

I've installed and configured postfix trying to find the best way on the web. This is postfix main.cf: smtpd_tls_security_level = may smtpd_tls_received_header = yes smtpd_tls_session_cache_timeout ...
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Spam mail even after setting SPF

I have set the SPF record for my domain powered by Google Apps. I followed the steps here . But even after setting the SPF record, spam mails are being sent from the domain. What am I missing?
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Mandrill, AWS, Namecheap, SPF missing domain error

I'm trying to setup a Sending Domain on Mandrill but I get a SPF missing error. My APP is running on AWS, I'm using EC2 and Elastic Beanstalk, and my domain is on Namecheap. DNS are setup as follow: ...
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SPF: Which IP is being looked at during evaluation?

Let's say I have: public IP address A: sending host public IP address B: mail relay for A public IP address C: receiver MX What IP does C look at? Does he try to find the IP of A in the ...
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What is the purpose of an email Sender header? [duplicate]

My understanding is that the From address of an e-mail is only for human readers. Automated spam checkers, relays, and suchlike will check the Sender address, and will look at the From address only if ...
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FCrDNS for a mail server that also runs other services (http, ftp etc)

I am learning how to administer productive internet-facing machines and services, and towards that end setting up mail, web, and a couple other services, all on the same box (budget constraints and ...
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SPF record for relay server [duplicate]

Obviously my own mail servers should be marked as "allow" in an SPF record, but I'm not so sure about mail relays (e.g. my ISP). Since other people (not related at all with my server) also send email ...
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Why does Google junk mails from my server? [duplicate]

I have a send-only mail server setup on an Ubuntu VPS. The mail server is only used to send out registration e-mails from a web application. I have the following configured: DomainKeys Identified ...
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SPF in hotmail are not used [duplicate]

I have a problem with Hotmail provider, all mail sent from my server goes to SPAM folder. I Have added a correct SPF to my domain example.com but into the headers is not used (spf=none) and the token ...
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Delivery Status Notification (Failure) => 550 SPF: x.x.x.x (IP address) is not allowed to send mail from <our-domain.com>

Technical details of permanent failure: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain <repipients-domain.com> by <repipients-domain.com>. ...
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How can I have an SPF record longer than 255 characters?

So, I have been under the impression that individual SPF entries had to fit in 255 chars, or use the include operator to link together multiple entries forming a chain. However, RFC 4408 3.1.3. ...
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What can I do if an SPF hasn't propagated weeks or months after being changed? How to force SPF to propagate?

I set up a domain, SMTP mailserver etc on a Centos box a few months ago, including PTR records that looked like this: pop PTR XX.XX.XX.XX. www PTR XX.XX.XX.XX. mail PTR XX.XX.XX.XX. Everything ...
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Does DMARC send alerts even upon successful delivery?

I keep getting DMARC reports that show that my IP passed all SPF and DKIM checks. Is this just an email to say that everything's fine or is it an indication of a problem? If the latter, there's ...
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Why are my messages being rejected due to SPF record issues? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a little guidance as to how to setup a server I am working on, so that emails get through to people without being sent back by an SPF filter. I send out email and this is the response ...
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SPF softfail domain does not designate IP as permitted sender

I use both mailgun and a namecheap mail server (where I also have my domain) and when I receive mails in my gmail account, mailgun is recognized as a permitted sender, but that's not the case of ...
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How to Properly Set SPF Record [duplicate]

I am new to setting up server, this is my first time setting up mail server on my own. I am using ubuntu with webmin, everytime I send and receive from gmail, I had no problem. I can receive emails ...
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Exchange Online, Mandrill, SPF and DKIM

I have a customer ABC Ltd (abc.ie) who has a requirement to send emails via SMTP to their own customer base from within an application that we have developed for them. For their company email they ...
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Email abuse reports for outbound.protection.outlook.com

I've recently set up a DMARC record for my domain and now I'm receiving email abuse reports from hotmail.com that state: This is an email abuse report for an email message received from IP ...
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Which host(s) to include in SPF record to prevent email spoofing [duplicate]

I've got domain name and email hosting from a third-party hosting provider (1and1). Some of the email addresses under the domain are being spoofed by spammers. In order to mitigate this I'd like to ...
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Five Questions about Specific Examples of Sender Policy Frameworks (SPF) [duplicate]

I have spent some time learning about SPF and have five questions based on specific SPF policies. I obtained the SPF data via http://www.kitterman.com/spf/validate.html In advance, many thanks for ...
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Cant sent mail from own server to google

I'm running a mail server and I'm having problem with sending mails to google. Mails to other providers work fine. I guess its maybe related to my DNS settings, as I've read that google is quite ...
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Sender Policy Framework Qualifiers

RFC4408 defines the Sender Policy Framework (SPF). SPF has qualifiers ("-", "~", "+", "?") which are defined as (fail,softfail,pass,neutral) respectively. There is confusion amongst information ...
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Should I put Scope:Link or scope:Global IPv6 address in DNS AAAA record?

I have a mail server for which I need to create the AAAA DNS record and update the SPF record to include its IPv6 address. An ifconfig command shows a Scope:Link IPv6 address and a Scope:Global IPv6 ...
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How do I send (legitimate) email on a dedicated server as appearing from different domains?

We need to send email using PHP's mail() function (Actually CakePHP, which wraps that function) directly from our dedicated server (app.ourserver.com). We would like to send mail from ...
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Yahoo marked my mail as spam [duplicate]

Yahoo is marking our mail as spam. Mail header says that Domain Key, PTR, SPF all ok. From Abrabos Mon Jan 18 23:41:38 2016 X-Apparently-To: carry.vaillant@yahoo.com; Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:45:10 +0000 ...
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SPF + DKIM + DMARC with Gmail account and external mail server

I,m using gmail with own domain (Google Apps) for my project. Now I want to add external mail server for sending notifications for users. Gmail doesn't give private keys for DKIM and if keys will be ...
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SPF “include:” does MX stay as included domain's MX, or get translated to the includer's MX?

SPF records allow you to include another's domains SPF record within your own. For example, example.com can have include:_spf.google.com in its SPF record to include all of the SPF rules for ...
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Add a second IP to SPF record, from an external SMTP server [closed]

I would like to add the IP of an external SMTP server to an existing SPF record, which is looks like this: "v=spf1 a mx ip4:185.6.139.6 a:frey.mailpool.1.netmask.hu a:frey.mailpool.2.netmask.hu ...
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Exchange not checking SPF record for own domain

I have an interesting issue with Exchange where it appears to check and stamp spoofed messages from external domains but not ones it has setup to send from. For example I can spoof a message from ...
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Can't send email to myself via gmail and postfix forwarding

I set up postfix to forward email to my gmail account. I can send email from this server to my gmail, I can receive outside email and it's forwarded correctly (even from other gmail accounts). ...
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DKIM, SPF, DMARC, SPF OK mails are flagged as SPAM

I have a dedicated server running CentOS7 with Postfix, the problem is that all the sent mails are flagged as SPAM by hotmail and gmail despite DKIM, SPF, DomainKeys, DMARC records and keys wich are ...
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Can SPF allow us to securely masquerade as one third party using another third party mailer?

We use a paid-for bulk emailing service for our business operations and we've added that service to our own SPF record so that it may masquerade as someone from our domain for what it'll be asked to ...
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How to combine two SPF (TXT) records when one is from a local mail server? [duplicate]

I would like to add a second SPF TXT record to my domain, allowing an external mail-server to send emails from my domain so it won't be classified as spam on the receiving end. I've read that I should ...
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Migrating Email Providers; Are Multiple DKIM Records Viable During Transition?

I am currently gathering requirements for a small (hopefully) project of migrating from SendGrid to Mandrill as a transactional email service provider. We have been using SendGrid for close to 3-4 ...
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Format for/creation of PTR and SPF records?

Let's say that I have a server that resides at Linode that I use for my business, mybusiness.com. It has an IP Address of 1.2.3.4, and an A record of myserver.mybusiness.com. I own the domain name ...
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Creating spf record for a multidomain email server [duplicate]

I have a email server (iRedmail on Ubuntu) where I host my personal domain, and several other domains. Despite the fact that non of the domains spam, somehow, MXtoolbox tells me my server is on the ...
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Same mailserver, two domains. One domain flagged as spam. Possible causes?

I own two domains, let's call them example.com and mydomain.net. These two domains point to the same ip address, let's say x.x.x.x, and both their A and MX records point to them. They also have SPF ...
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Adding an SPF record for a 3rd party, but don't have one for my own domain

We have a 3rd party service sending some email on our behalf. They are using our domain name in their outgoing emails. They have requested we configure an SPF record for them. We do not currently ...