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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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, ...
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What does this mean: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all?

In addition to my previous question, what does this DNS entry mean: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all ?
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How to resolve SPF configuration to allow Google sending mails?

we are configuring DNS for a GMail service, the MX records are configured as to Google says, however, in the DNS check, there is a warning: SPF must allow Google to send mail on behalf of the domain ...
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SRS + SPF for Exchange Server

Is there a specific way to enable SRS on Exchange, or a similar function, on a SPF enabled domain? I have a SPF Record set to ~all, and noticed that out of office (OOO) emails are failing due to them ...
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Error while sending email using our own server: Sender is probably forged (SPF Softfail)

I have an email account from our own server and I can't send any emails and I'd appreciate any help with fixing it. This is the error I'm getting: Sender is probably forged (SPF Softfail) Our mail ...
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An SPF setup example

To set up SPF for an OpenEMM server (emm.example.com.sg) for the site: domain: example.com.sg web server: www.example.com.sg EMM server: emm.example.com.sg (say, ip: 201.202.203.204) The ...
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Is my SPF record not valid?

I have a problem with one of the email services. It rejects emails from my server. I contacted them and they answered that they check SPF records and I am sending emails from not authorised server. ...
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Wildcard configured emails allow spammers to deliver mail? (SPF: “softfail”)

I have a Google Apps account set up for one of my domains. Wildcard email delivery is enabled on this domain for all emails (ie. anything@domain.com passes emails along to myemail@domain.com), and the ...
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Proper SPF setup to allow my server and Google

This is my first time setting up SPF records, so I'd just like some experienced eyes to make sure I'm doing this properly. I have several domains, but I'll focus on one of them: propertysolved.com I ...
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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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SPF: How are user@domain.com records verified?

I'm troubleshooting Google Apps marking valid messages as spam. In the message header: Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of ...
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Is this SPF record valid?

I just want to confirm if my SPF record is valid : v=spf1 ip4:66.46.182.1/24 ip4:206.132.164.176/24 ip4:23.21.63.174 -all Will 2 ip ranges and a specific ip on one line valid?? Thanks in advance.
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SPF records issue

I have an SPF record set up for my domain eg: v=spf1 a mx include:mydomain.co.uk ?all However, I now have to add an SPF record for a web based invoicing system which wants me to add the following ...
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SPF Failure sending sms message to sms.mycricket.com

I built an asp.net application that sends text messages to our employees using carrier-provided email to SMS gateways. The people on Cricket (sms.mycricket.com) are the only ones that are bouncing ...
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Sending email from a Google Apps address

I have a website in a Linode VPS in Linode. The email address to receive emails is hosted in Google Apps, but I send emails from postfix. For that to work and not cause problems with spam folders, I ...
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How to force postfix to use ip that is configured for domain?

I want to confirm to SPF and DKIM, this requires me to send email using the IP written in the DNS record of the domain I have two domains example1.com and example2.com with two IPs 100.0.0.1 and ...
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Email forwarding via spf record

I have old-domain.co.il with several emails and a new-domain.co.il with the same email addresses. I don't want to connect my domain to a server via mx to make that transfer via email server. Is it ...
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SPF record to block other Google Apps accounts

We are having problems with people sending emails from @.com via Google Apps and are looking for a way to block this. Our spf-records allow Googles servers to send mail from our domain as this is how ...
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Multiple A records in SPF a: field

I have a bunch of domains widespread over various DNS providers today, and all of them looks like this: @ TXT "v=spf1 a:spf.example.com -all" Which is good for now. However, I want to add a ...
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SPF record for sending emails

The website is under our server with the domain: xxxx.org.il the client email is xxxx@yyyyyy.co.il the email they get is from a third party the email we sent from the website are trough one of the ...
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Sending email from an AWS domain via Google Apps

I have a domain managed via Amazon's Route53 service. I have a Google Apps (free) account with 10 full users. To facilitate more than 10 users (we need about 12-14), I've been using a setup whereby ...
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Is it safe to use ptr in SPF?

Suppose you have the domain yourdomain.com, and you have set the following SPF: v=spf1 +ptr:yourdomain.com ~all Now, I have the IP address 1.2.3.4, and I am also the administrator of ...
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Sent mails go to spam on Gmail but not on Yahoo

Why is a message like the following going to Gmails SPAM folder? I noticed that the same message goes correctly to Yahoo!s Inbox, but observing the header i see (in the received Yahoo message the ...
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SFP Validation: Neutral - after explicitly adding servers to TXT (and SPF) record

I can't get a pass on the emails coming from my application servers :( - I have 2 I am using http://tools.bevhost.com/spf/ to validate my newly minted SPF records. It has the following to say: pass ...
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SPF record for Gmail?

I have DNS, with a SPF TXT record, configured for a domain name. The primary user of the domain name now needs to be able to send both from our SMTP servers, and also from her GMail account. I've seen ...
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Setting an SPF/DKIM record with CloudFlare

What is the correct way to setup an SPF record? Use TXT and add the following? v=spf1 a mx include:mydomain.tld ~all UPDATED: After using the following: v=spf1 a mx ~all I get this: ...
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Is there a common X-Header for RFC 2821 “MAIL FROM”? Should it be DKIM signed?

w.r.t. the difference between RFC2821 MAIL From and RFC2822 FROM I'm considering having my MTA add a header specifying what was sent in the MAIL FROM portion of the envelope. The RFC2821 header is ...
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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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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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How do SPF records reduce spam?

How do SPF records reduce spam? Note: I'm not asking how to setup an SPF record; I already know how to do this. Does the receiving mail server lookup the SPF record and determine if where the mail is ...
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Unable to send mail to hotmail from rackspace cloud

I'm having issue sending mail from postfix on a rackspace cloud instance for my domain. Hotmail says "550 SC-001 (SNT0-MC4-F35) Unfortunately, messages from 198.101.x.x weren't sent. Please contact ...
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Somebody has been sending spam from my domain. Other than setting SPF records, is there anything else I can do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Spam coming from domain, but from a user that I don’t have How to stop people from using my domain to send spam? For weeks I've been getting 10-20 delivery failure ...
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Exchange and SPF Records

I've created an SPF record on 123-Reg, which is working great. But my question is how Exchange servers know that an SPF record exists when they receive mail from a domain. How does Exchange know it ...
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Received-SPF: softfail when sending to google

In the headers of an email it says: google.com: domain of transitioning @.nl does not designate *::*:**:: as permitted sender We need this mail to be spam-free. I know we have to add this IP(?) ...
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SPF for two different outgoing servers?

I have ran into a problem that I think someone should have a really clever answer for. Today we have our own mailserver that looks like "mail.domain.com" – which we use to send out mail to our ...
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Amazon SES e-mails ending in Yahoo & Hotmail Spam folders, even though SPF and SenderID and DKIM are set correctly

This is incredibly frustrating. My Amazon SES e-mails are ending in Yahoo & Hotmail Spam folders, even though my SPF, SenderID, and DKIM are setup correctly. Since this particular site requires ...
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Multiple SPF include mechanism cause permerror

I'm currently using 2 providers to send e-Mails and one host which directly sends e-Mails. Personal mails are sent via Google and application generated via a bulk e-mail provider. Both are sent from ...
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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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spf issue postfix

Received-SPF: none (domain of deens1.chickenkiller.com does not designate permitted sender hosts) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of root@deens1.chickenkiller.com ...
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Can the dns' domain be in its own spf record?

I'm finally fixing up my dns zone files in Gandi, which has a handy feature that lets me use the same zone file for several domains. So I can keep 1 zone file for a single domain and all its tld's. ...