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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
2answers
131 views

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 ...
-2
votes
0answers
16 views

Online mail server settings checking service [on hold]

I want check my mail server for many settings (MX, PTR, A, dkim, spf, OpenRelay, valid HELO, RBL status and more and more..) i recieve mail to checkme@check_my_server.tld and get reply with detail ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
931 views

Changing SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record for Google Apps

My boss asked me to set up Google Apps for a client and basically I have done everything including setting up MX records in DirectAdmin and re-creating the email accounts in Google Apps. I also sent ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

What are the correct SPF records to allow both local and Google Apps delivery

We have recently moved our server stack to a new data farm, and some of our clients are experiencing issues with mail being sent from their GApps accounts. Before the server move we had no issues, but ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to include domain mail server along with Google mail server in SPF record?

I've recently switched to Google Apps and this thread http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=178723 suggests to update SPF record like : 'v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all' . (1) ...
5
votes
3answers
8k views

How to format and where to put the SPF TXT record?

EDIT I think I more or less understand the syntax and, anyway, Google is giving, in the link below, the syntax needed. My question is really where to put that stuff. Should I quote every field? The ...
50
votes
6answers
14k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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, ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Forcing third party transceivers in IBM switch [closed]

We have three IBM / BLADE Networks RackSwitch G8264 ethernet switches. These switches were purchased used/refurbished, and thus there is no warranty support available from IBM. When we received the ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
523 views

How can I add a secondary DNS server for specific record types?

My hosting provider won't support certain DNS records (SPF, long CNAMEs, etc), but I refuse to switch providers. I have my own local DNS with a forward zone for my domain, and I'd like to use my ...
10
votes
3answers
6k views

How to setup a SPF record to help fight SPAM

My little developer mind never really managed to understand how to do it, so maybe you can help me. I'm using Google Apps for Domains and MyDomain as DNS external service. Edit: Tough crowd, in ...
3
votes
1answer
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

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: ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
189 views

How to configure SPF and DKIM to prevent mail going to spam folder

When creating a mail with PHPMailer my emails are getting sent to the spam folder of my recipients mailbox I have been told I need to configure my SPF and DKIM correctly, I think I have done this ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
32 views

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, ...
15
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
58 views

Sending mail from sub-domain on different server from domain getting flagged as spam

Our client owns a server with a domain: website.com We have a server that our client points videos.website.com to. Emails sent from videos.website.com are getting flagged as spam because website.com ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Gmail SPF misconfigured

The SPF entry for gmail.com is a redirect to _spf.google.com: $ dig gmail.com txt @8.8.8.8 +short "v=spf1 redirect=_spf.google.com" _spf.google.com is a redirect to 3 other entries $ dig ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

What is the difference between -all and ~all in a DNS SPF record? [duplicate]

I've found that our current DNS SPF record uses the ~all keyword, but in most examples I've seen -all used. What's the difference between the two?
0
votes
1answer
37 views

SPF Softfail when Txt Record Exists

I am getting softfail for SPF and Sender-ID and I tested it by sending an email to check-auth@verifier.port25.com. My Set-up: 1 VPS hosting 1 website Postfix for Send only emails No incoming ...
-1
votes
0answers
19 views

Google mark my mail from my Sendmail on VPS as spam [duplicate]

I would like to ask you to check my message headers. I'm sending it from CakePHP mail library (it's mail() indeed). I just configure SPF and many email servers (for example yahoo.com and many polish) ...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Are “via” and “on behalf of” headers determined by both DKIM and SPF?

To get rid of the "via" and "on behalf of" headers in Gmail and Outlook, do I need to set both the DKIM and the SPF records, or are DKIM records enough? We recently changed our SMTP provider from ...
0
votes
2answers
148 views

Email flagged as spam or rejected by recipient mail server

I have configured SMTP service on a windows 2008 server. All the emails sent by the SMTP service are flagged as spam or they are rejected by the recipient of the email. In the header of the email I ...
13
votes
5answers
10k views

Do SPF Records For Primary Domain apply to subdomains?

I have a quick question regarding SPF records: Do they need to be present for all subdomains? Lets say that I have a TXT record with SPF info for domain.com Let's also say that I have a seperate ...
0
votes
2answers
37 views

Multiple SPF DNS Record entries

We are currently in the process of migrating our on-premise Exchange environment to the O365 cloud but in the meantime I need setup a SPF record for current outgoing email and for the O365 pilot ...
2
votes
2answers
139 views

Do I need to Set-up PTR record in SPF Setting?

I have set-up the RDNS from my hosting provider for the ip address to resolve to "maximus.example.com". After that, do I also need to add the PTR records to the SPF Text details in my DNS zone file as ...
5
votes
2answers
189 views

Gmail SPF fail based on client IP

Gmail is failing SPF check based on the client IP. These are the relevant headers: Received-SPF: fail (google.com: domain of johndoe@example.com does not designate 164.77.240.58 as permitted sender) ...
-2
votes
2answers
74 views

I can't recive emails and all outgoing emails go to spam folder [on hold]

I recently bought a VPS server at OVH.com to host the web of one of our business and I'm having problems to correctly configure the DNS to be able to send and recive emails. Right now i can't send ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
75 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
73 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
34 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
113 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...