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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SPF: Difference between v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all and v=spf1 include:spf.google.com ~all

What is the difference between v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all and v=spf1 include:spf.google.com ~all (the first one is with underline character in front of the spf, the second one without)
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SPF Records for QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks online sends email from the email address listed on the account. This is always going to be the email address of the business rather than an email address that Intuit have permission to ...
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How to control the originating IPv6 of emails sent by postfix?

In a VPS with 2 IPv4 and 16 IPv6, I send emails with postfix. Each time, the email is sent from one of the IPs randomly Received: from domain.com (a random IPv6 out of my 16 IPv6) Thus, SPF fails ...
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SPF: softfail (domain of transitioning email does not designate 2a01:4f8:121:2062::2 as permitted sender)

I am seeing this SPF softfail for emails sent from my server, and I notice that 2a01:4f8:121:2062::2 is an IPV6 address. When I check 2a01:4f8:121:2062::2 it is translated as 0.0.0.2 ipv4, so 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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Mail goes to spam when using `mail` from command line

I've a CentOS 6.4 server with DirectAdmin. When I send an email using the mail command from command line, it's always marked as spam by Gmail. So, every system emails go to spam and so do every emails ...
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Why does Google reject my outgoing emails?

I have the following DNS records set up for my mailserver (obfuscated Domain and IPs): mydomain.net. 86400 IN A 109.83.50.87 mydomain.net. 86400 IN AAAA ...
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Why is Google rejecting mails forwarded from my Postfix server?

I've set up Postfix and created an alias that maps to a gmail account. When I mail from one of my own (google mail) accounts, it goes through, but if someone from the outside mails me, Google won't ...
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Add multiple domain/IPs to SPF record to support google and third part senders [duplicate]

We are using Google Apps as email provider and have added following SPF record for our domain v=spf1 a mx ptr include:_spf.google.com -all We also use LivePerson as a support system and when they ...
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Mail marked as spam with SPF record allowing server's ipv4 but not ipv6

This question is mostly out of curiosity as I have now updated the SPF record to include the ipv6 address. I have a server and I tested its php email sending ability by sending myself an email from ...
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How to setup correct SPF record

I am trying to setup a very basic SPF record. I am hosting my website on Godaddy and using Godaddy's email servers. I am using the php mail() call (I know, I've read a ton of places to use PHP ...
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SPF vs. DKIM - The exact use cases and differences

I'm sorry for the vague title. I don't fully understand why SPF and DKIM should be used together. First: SPF can pass where it should fail if the sender or DNS is "spoofed" and it can fail where it ...
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Multiple SPF domains in SPF DNS record. To MX or not MX?

My understanding of SPF records is that you don’t create two separate ones, but that you include multiple domains in one record with multiple include statements. My company's existing SPF record as ...
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spf records and applications sending emails [duplicate]

I have an application which is supposed to email error codes or confirmation emails to our support email. Using google apps From: Support@mydomain.com to: Support@mydomain.com This software is ...
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Why Are SPF Records Failing?

Ok I've been going through various different sites, resources and topics here trying to figure out what is wrong with my SPF records but no matter what I do they don't seem to pass. Here's what I have ...
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rDNS setup to prevent emails appearing as spam / phishing messages

We are trying to send email without the email appearing in the spam folder. The emails that we are sending is solicited bulk email. The main problem is that the emails are appearing as phishing ...
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How to set SPF TXT for this scenario?

I need to add two mailing list servers, in addition to the normal mail servers, to serve two domains. Hopefully any of the two mailing server can send email for any of the two domains. domain ...
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Email authentication without modifying DNS records

Can someone explain how Mailchimp does email authentication without user having to update SPF or DKIM records? Quote from Mailchimp: When you use MailChimp's authentication, campaigns will pass ...
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SPF records, combining suggested records

I have a domain that sends automated email using Amazon SES, regular email using Google Apps and a monthly newsletter using MailChimp. I want to combine the three suggested SPF records into one, but I ...
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SPF, Sender ID and DKIM signing - Does Sender ID need to be configured if DKIM signing in place?

While learning about SPF, Sender ID and DKIM siging, it seems that Sender ID and DKIM exist to solve similar problems. In addition, Sender ID is discussed in a fairly unflattering light on several of ...
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SPF TXT records - do I need to include sub domains for an outsourced sender SPF record

Say that I want to send mail from my own servers at example.com. As I understand it, I can specify the following SPF record and have any server addressed by an A record under example.com included by ...
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Spam sent from fake email accounts on my domain [duplicate]

One of my clients is getting thousands of "Delivery Status Notification (Failure)" emails per day and it's replied to random email accounts that don't exist on the domain. The content of the emails ...
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How is a sender verified with Gmail's 'Send Mail As' feature?

I have an email account info@example.com with mail.live.com . I also have a Gmail account. I have set up the 'Send mail as' feature in Gmail to send mail as info@example.com, and this works ...
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Should I reject email on SPF and/or DKIM failures? [duplicate]

I’m administering a mail server (cPanel/WHM) running Exim. It handles normally a few hundreds incoming emails per day for our customers. I’m not sure if I should reject SPF and/or DKIM failures for ...
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policyd-spf is rejecting mail with '?all' SPF records

One of our clients is getting mail rejected from one of his customers. The sender's SPF record is: v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:12.34.56.78 ?all The mail is not originating from 12.34.56.78, but AFAIU the ...
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Outgoing mail through isp's smtp server is not getting delivered

What's the problem with the following emails? 1- Diagnostic information for administrators: Generating server: mailrelay002.isp.belgacom.be secretariat@lagereschoolbissegem.be [195.47.247.194] ...
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Implementing SPF for a mail server that sends email on its own, with GoDaddy

I have some troubles configuring SPF/DKIM for a VPS with a running instance of Postfix. Thanks to DMARC reports I'm finding and fixing always more issues. Today I have a problem by setting SPF ...
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The +a part of SPF records

I just want to clarify the +a part of an SPF record since I have an idea how this works but I am unsure. spf record for example.com v=spf1 +a -all My current understanding is that if there is a ...
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EXIM4 sent mail sometimes rejected, always put in spam. DKIM and SPF pass + reverse DNS

Recently I've been seeing some instances of Your access to this mail system has been rejected due to the sending MTA's poor reputation. in my maillog and have noticed that my emails have been getting ...
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SPF and postfix settings. Sent emails aren't delivered

I just finished setting up a Debian server but my emails aren't being delivered to hotmail/live emails (they don't even show up in the spam folder). They are however delivered to Gmail addresses along ...
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SPF Record with or without plus

Is there any difference between v=spf1 +a +mx -all and v=spf1 a mx -all I am unsure if they do the same thing or somthing different. Clarification would be great. Thank you
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postfix mails goes to hotmail junk

I have a problem that I can't solve which is whenever I send an email from my mail server to Hotmail, it gets into the Junk folder. I'm using CentOS 6.3, SELINUX is disabled. Here are my named zone ...
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DKIM in Plesk with DNS managed remotely

Our primary domains DNS is managed over at Amazon Route 53, and so in Plesk (11.x) I've turned DNS off. The problem is that I want to begin using DMARC which requires both SPF and DKIM txt records to ...
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Spam originating from my account, SPF records did nothing?

Recently I have been receiving emails that apparently originate from my account about Russian hackers, I've set up an SPF record to try and stop this but it has made no difference and I have updated ...
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How to correctly add SPF record

I need to add a SendGrid SPF record for my GoDaddy domain, but I'm not sure exactly where to put it. I have an existing TXT record for @ with value of ...
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DNS Record for Sending Mail Server

Have 3 servers - web server, mail server and outbound-only email server. The outbound-only email server sends transaction based emails on behalf of the web server (password reset, contact us, etc.) ...
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How to avoid messages rejection because of DMARC when sent through Gmail alias?

Many people add ' another email address as alias ' for their Gmail accounts - talking here about public Gmail not Google Apps - and they may use Gmail server not their domain servers as SMTP with the ...
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Mail is marked as spam although SPF and DKIM pass

I have configured Postfix to send mail from a dedicated server hosted let's on IP X.X.X.X and domain name example.com. DKIM, SPF always pass when I send mail locally from that host but still ends up ...
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Set up spf and dkim, where email domain and sending domain differ

I have two domains: foo.com and bar.com Only foo.com is using Google Apps and thus can send emails. I now have a service running on bar.com\application that uses the email application@foo.com to ...
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How to correctly manage multiple virtual hosts with postfix?

I'm tring to correctly setup a postfix server for our products for a couple of days. The server is running correctly but some emails sended to gmail are delivered to spam box. The server is configured ...
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TXT record for a server behind a router?

I've found this wonderful explanation of SPF on http://www.openspf.org/SPF_Record_Syntax and i had it working on my older setup. Setup has changed and i find myself in the ropes again. I have an ...
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Mail rejected because of SPF lookup - can a MX record be a CNAME?

We're serving mail for a group of customers, and (only) one of them is seeing (some of) their mails rejected. The situation is: Our server: ourdomain.com -> Gets forward and reverse DNS lookup ...
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Gmail is blocking email from my application server

I'm getting the following in my mail logs on my app server: 550-5.7.1 [67.23.15.78] The IP you're using to send mail is not authorized to 550-5.7.1 send email directly to our servers. Please use ...
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SPF Records for subdomain sharing mail server

I have two websites hosted on the same server. I set up the second site after I had already set up the first site and its corresponding email server. This is more of a DNS question. The first ...
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CNAME domain to another domain, but keep different SPF records for the two?

SCENARIO: mydomain.com is the main website, we do send/receive mail using address@mydomain.com. mydomain.com DNS has got an SPF record "v=spf1 a mx ~all" mydomain.net is just an alias for ...
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Configure Exchange to receive email from an internal address with an external IP address

Our company provides email marketing services. Our service is hosted and emails are deployed from our IP addresses. Clients use their email address(es) as the "from" address, and typically, as long as ...
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cPanel Server Email to Gmail marked as Spam, SPF, DKIM, and rDNS pass

Having this issue on a cPanel server 11.34.1 that hosts multiple domains. Email originating from this box on the sendingdomain.com address is flagged as Spam by Gmail. I've implemented SPF and DKIM, ...
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DNS and Namerservers query

I have a VPS hosted with 1&1 which also provides mailboxes that we use for day to day e-mailing. Our domain is registered with 123reg and the name servers point to 1&1 . To email our 10k+ ...
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Checking SPF for outgoing mails

Is there any particular reason why I should not perform SPF checks for outgoing mails? I was reading on some articles that "you should not perform SPF checks for outgoing mails", why? I'm doing SPF ...
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Received-SPF: unknown domain of _netblocks2.google.com uses a mechanism not recognized by this client

We've configured SPF for our Google Apps For Your Domain domain some time ago, and resources like mail-tester.com validate it as setup correctly (we also have DKIM, etc). For the past year however, ...