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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Why is email being delivered normally despite an SPF “hardfail”?

I'm trying to figure out why forged email is being delivered to major email providers (gmail.com, outlook.com) even though email is marked with an SPF hardfail. The email is also delivered to ...
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Order emails from online shop not delivered due to SPF errors

I have my domain served by two servers with different IP addresses: one for main website and another for online shop. When a customer places an order, among other things, an email is being sent to an ...
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GNU-Mailman, MS Exchange, and SPF

We are currently in the process of setting up GNU-Mailman to handle our customer mailing list. We have remote hosting (Hostgator Business Plan) for our website and for the GNU-Mailman install and we ...
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SPF issue with SpamAssassin

I have an internal management app for a small company, written in Python and running on a Linode VPS, with which users can send occasional emails to their customers. The emails are quite ...
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IPv6 upgrade broke my SPF? [duplicate]

I run a small custom ecommerce website for a client. I've recently migrated from Ubuntu 12.x to Ubuntu 14.x at a major cloud provider. This came with the benefit of a free/mandatory upgrade to IPv6. ...
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Why is this SPF record being reported as invalid? [duplicate]

I've set up my SPF record at improvedemployees.com as follows: v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:84.40.9.177 mx ip4:84.40.9.11 ~all I've set up my SPF record at affiliatewebdesigners.com to point to using ...
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Exim mailing list with remote recipients

Premises (fictional names) foo is an external domain, of which the MTA is out of my control; foo has SPF setup such that mine servers cannot send email as @foo; bar is another external domain, of ...
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Prevent Email Going to Spam [duplicate]

I've set up my own server and I'm really struggling to stop any outgoing email go to spam. I've used allaboutspam and mail-tester.com to test it and they both come back with perfect results. No ...
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How to configure SPF and DKIM to prevent mail going to spam folder

x-store-info:4r51+eLowCe79NzwdU2kR0zqpsRfiBoycNOl1Rdc4Wf7430jtHWQcYIrKJBAYArutl6yTQ5VQNWAmHikfoeKC6OfxZYs5RQXt5EONp5Fb+tgLbPo7J+jhd2D/FrCdQyzXUlVTtfPnBo= Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; ...
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What do the + signs do in these DNS TXT records? [duplicate]

Is there a specific reason why some records contain the '+' sign and others do not? Are these handled similar to a common search function where you can preface terms with + to include them, but it's ...
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Is SPF record necessary for single domain IP?

My question is simply this - I have a domain where all the DNS records to a single box. Do I need to setup an SPF record in this instance as SPF is designed for where a different IP is sending emails ...
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E-mail reputation using our domain as the from sent by e-mail marketer

My boss wants to send a marketing e-mail to a large group of our customers. I personally feel that it's outside of our core business and don't support it, but that's about all I can do. Normally the ...
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Exim how to configure SPF

I'm playing with Exim trying to create a mail server for a company, basically i'm able to send email without problem using command line or via localhost. I was trying to set SPF header but I can ...
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What are SPF records, and how do I configure them?

This is a canonical question about setting up SPF records. I have an office with many computers that share a single external ip (I'm unsure if the address is static or dynamic). Each computer ...
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Multiple SPF records for multiple domains

We have recently started using Office 365 for our email, which requires us to add a DNS TXT record with the value v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all. We already have an SPF record with the ...
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Fighting Spam - What can I do as an: Email Administrator, Domain Owner, or User?

This is a Canonical Question about Fighting Spam. Also related: How to stop people from using my domain to send spam? What are SPF records, and how do I configure them? There are ...
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Office365 SPF record has too many lookups

For some utterly ridiculous administrative reasons we've got a split domain with one mailbox on Office365 which requires us to add include:outlook.com to our SPF record. The problem with this is that ...
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correct way to prevent SPF failures

I have a website on a hosted server whose mail users are using their ISPs SMTP to send mail. I have set their SPF record to look like this: v=spf1 mx a:comcast.net ip4:216.70.103.0/24 ...
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SPF settings for subdomains using common mail server

I am having trouble getting subdomains to pass SPF checks when sending mail through a common mail server (AKA relay host). Here's the current setup: MX 10 mail.example.com. example.com. TXT ...
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Spf dkim edit dns zone mailing issue

I am running an hosting company and i was previously affliate of hostgator. when i sent mails from my domain to my customers it would come as info@example.com via hostgator.com and mailed by ...
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What are DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) and The SPF (Sender Policy Framework)?

I recently saw that cpanel has new entry for DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) and The SPF (Sender Policy Framework). They seems to be talk about a mail/spam prevention, etc I would like to ...
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550-Verification failed when forwarding email to some servers

I have a Postfix installed and working with SPF check and SRS-rewriting. When it forwards email for an external address, sometimes its smtp denies relaying the mail with the message: Relay access ...
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Postfix SMTP server gets “550 Requested mail action not taken: Invalid IP”

I have a SMTP server named smtp-ca.mdpi.com and when sending emails to some specific chinese email domains, I am getting back: 550 Requested mail action not taken: Invalid IP<64.15.147.140> (in ...
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Postfix as email forwarder to gmail, SPF problems

I'm trying to configure postfix as forwader to gmail. I've successfully onfigured the virtual aliases for the domains I'm hosting and that I want to redirect, but the Gmail SPF verification is failing ...
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Remove “via” from emails sent to Gmail from Amazon SES

When sending emails from Amazon SES, gmail shows "sent via amazonses.com". How do I remove this? According to Google, I'm a sender and I don't want my recipients to see the "via" link. What can I ...
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DNS, SPF Web Form, Mail not arriving [duplicate]

I need to be able to receive emails from my php webform on my website, I use Google Apps for the mail recipient and my website is hosted with Godaddy. I receive email from other places and I have ...
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Mails from relay server fails spf

An email sent by a server administered by me bounced back saying it failed the SPF check. Looking at the bounce message it had an IP different to that of the server sending the email. Then I found ...
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Use greylisting only if SPF fails

I have noticed that more and more people using the DNS based SPF records and I want to enhance my spam filter. I am using SPF and greylisting after each other and my idea would be to use only ...
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SPF record setup ip4 or include

I have two domains (example.com 192.168.0.1 and example.net 192.168.0.2) and I want to allow example.net to send email from foo@example.com In my SPF I currently have: v=spf1 a mx ip4:192.168.0.1/32 ...
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enom spf record for mailjet smtp service will not save include:spf.mailjet.com [duplicate]

I have saved my spf record such that it looks correct in the enom host record interface. However, when I run a test on it - the published record does not display the include:spf.mailjet.com portion. ...
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Is the 10-DNS-lookup limit in the SPF spec typically enforced?

My understanding is that the SPF spec specifies an email receiver shouldn't have to do more than 10 DNS lookups in order to gather all the allowed IPs for a sender. So if an SPF record has ...
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DNS issue mail server

I tried to find an answer to this one around with no luck so far. I am not a sysadmin, but I work with mailings and one of our server presents some issues. I do not have personal access to the server, ...
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Port25.com SPF test fails, gmail SPF pass

When testing my SPF record using port25.com's nifty little tool by sending an email to check-auth@verifier.port25.com I get the following FAIL result: ...
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What are my options for sending email from my VPS with a Blacklisted IP [duplicate]

I have postfix and dovecot running on debian 7, I can send mail fine, but it keeps going to my spam folder when sent to google accounts. Another user who doesn't use gmail said it was delivered to his ...
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PTR Webserver and Appserver

I'm a little confused about the setup of a PTR record for reverse dns lookup. We are hosted at Rackspace and we have a front end webserver and behind that an appserver. Users don't access the ...
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If I don't want subdomains to send out email, do I need SPF records for them?

I have a main domain with (now) valid SPF record, but we also programmatically create lots and lots of subdomains for clients via cpanel PHPXML API. These subdomains are not intended to send any mail. ...
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Can't figure out how to properly setup SPF record [duplicate]

I have a Django web app and I use Django's email backend to send out emails. I can't figure out why emails are ending up in spam folder. My domain host is GoDaddy so I added a TXT record ...
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mail server Best practices PTR and SPF

I have 2 domain names in my server : domain1.com is the main domain that I am using as a nameserver (ns1.domain1.com and ns2.domain1.com) and domain2.com (I am using it to host my web application ...
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SPF failure with gmail

I'm trying to properly set up DKIM, SPF, and DMARC so emails sent from my server are less likely to be seen as spam. I got my first DMARC report and I'm little confused by this part: ...
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Mails going to spam. Please see the details [duplicate]

My hostname is properly set up. Host file has proper entries. Mail header shows SPF pass. IP is not balcklisted. Mail body is also fine. Only thing don't have is DKIM setup. Now I have got two ...
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Sendmail on CentOS 6, with SRS

I do some mail forwarding, but I'm also a big fan of SPF; I'm aware that I have a problem. While my mail server was running Centos5, I was using pysrs as a milter, and it worked well - but it hasn't ...
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SPF softfail for forwarded emails to Gmail account

I've been able to make SPF pass on all the sent emails from my Postfix server. But for forwarded domains which simply redirect email to my gmail id I see softfail in the SPF. For example if I send ...
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Unable to make DNS SPF pass for my domain

I've placed this TXT record in the DNS for domain : admissioncourses.com : v=spf1 a mx mx:mail.admissioncourses.com ~all Ideally all I want is that only email sent from admissioncourses.com( and ...
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Spf passes or fails depending on receiver address

I have postfix with dovecot set up on Ubuntu 13.10. I send emails via a node application (using email-templates). If I send an email from noreply@mydomain.com to myacccount@gmail.com (email 1), the ...
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spf record setup

Emails sent by mta from my server recognizes by spam filters as spam and there's message : Received-SPF: neutral ... Actually, I am not spammer :) So, I googled around these questions and found that ...
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How to choose email SPF qualifier?

I'm helping manage a domain that seems to have been given a bad reputation spam-wise, as we get a lot of emails bounced. I am told that it's suspected the domain has been used by spammers to send ...
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Will mailing lists “break” if SPF is too restrictive?

I have recently configured my own mail server (Linux-based postfix + dovecot scenario). This is just for personal use - I have no bulk mail going out, no automatically generated mail outbound from the ...
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SPF record for hostname of postfix instead for every sending domain

I am having a server reachable via server.com that has a postfix mailserver running with the hostname gaia.server.com. Because reverse DNS is only needed for mail purpose (afaik) I changed the reverse ...
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Forward Mails to Gmail

I have a postfix mailserver running. Mails sent from users to Gmail are showing up in Gmail, so it works in general. Same for all other freemail hosts I know. The problem is that some users have no ...
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SPF with a Mail Gateway: do I need to put all my mail servers?

I always put all my Mail Servers in SPF declarations, but I'm not sure if this is the correct way to implement SPF. All my mail got routed through a Mail Gateway. Everything goes first to this server ...