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 does the MXtoolbox SPF record checker not like my SPF record?

I have a shared hosting server and have been spilling my brains out trying to find a SPF record that is globally accepted by other hosts. Let's take the domain gimsid.ro. Which can send mail to any ...
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Combine multiple SPF [on hold]

I've a website registered with a domain. here i was recently facing a problem where in the forgotten password emails were bouncing, when i asked some technician about this he told me that it was due ...
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Office365 SPF PermError: Too many DNS lookups

We are migrating from a self hosted mailing platform to Office365 for Businesses. Everything went fine, except for the SPF record. At the moment, we have v=spf1 a mx include:spf.mtasv.net -all as TXT ...
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AWS SES TXT Record Content

I need to get AWS SES setup for a domain. The registrar's DNS tool only allows me to put in a block of text for the TXT/SPF records (one block per record). I'm not sure how to format the TXT record as ...
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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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How to add domain to this existing SPF entry, which has multiple IPs and Domains [duplicate]

I have an existing SPF record in my DNS setup with something like the following: v=spf1 ip4:202.100.100.100 ip4:103.100.100.100 a a:test.com a:mail.test.com a:testy.co.nz a:mail.testy.co.nz mx ptr ...
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hMailServer forwarding and distribution lists with SPF checking

I have installed and configured hMailServer, primarily to allow me to create a distribution list for a private organisation, and some email address aliases. This is so that members of the ...
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Why does Microsoft's own Sender ID wizard generate a SPF record instead? [closed]

I'm trying to create a Sender ID record for TurboLab.it with Microsoft's own Sender ID wizard but the wizard always return something like v=spf1 a mx ptr ip4:95.141.32.205 -all: this looks like SPF, ...
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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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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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How to resolve problems with spf / softfail?

I'm having problems with Google rejecting mail because of SPF problems. I thought I had this fixed, but evidently not... The mail is being sent from a Drupal site running mimemail. A message that ...
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Multiple SPF records for multiple domains [duplicate]

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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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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Email still going to SPAM folder after SPF and DKIM enabled [duplicate]

I'm having some trouble figuring out why my e-mails are being sent to the spam folder in almost all servers. Here I post the message received to one of my hotmail accounts (sensitive information ...
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Changes required to SPF record [duplicate]

Our email is delivered to an IMAP account on an external server. We have the option of relaying mail through this server (which we sometimes do) but usually send directly using Microsoft Exchange ...
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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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SPF record validation is pass but email is rejected by server [duplicate]

I have SMTP on a windows 2008 server with IIS6. The SPF recored is passed when I send emails to hotmail or gmail but it gets rejected on other servers claiming that there is problems with the SPF. ...
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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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Spam - openrelays using our email addresses

Folks, I'm getting into trouble with spam filters on the internet. Our own email addresses are being used by spammers and replies are being sent back to us with notification about addition to ...
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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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DKIM and SPF for a subdomain

I manage a VPS on Linode accessed through subdomain.domain.com and I need to send email from this subdomain. I can't set any TXT records in Linode DNS manager because the name servers for domain.com ...
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How to properly set TXT SPF record when separating A from MX records [duplicate]

I have current TXT record for my domain: v=spf1 a mx ip4:{ip-of-my-server} -all Both email traffic and website goes to same machine. Now, I have to point website (A record) to other server. Will ...
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Precedence/co-existence of SPF and DKIM

Is co-existence of SPF and DKIM specified somewhere (assuming the absence of DMARC)? I want to put only my own IPs in the SPF and let 3rd parties send mail on behalf of my domain using DKIM. What ...
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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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spf and dkim records in the same dns zone file

I am trying to set up a mail server which will sign outgoing messages with a dkim signature. Part of that process is to set up a dns record for my senders domain with the public key of the key used ...
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How to include multiple domains in an spf TXT Record

I am looking to setup a TXT spf record that has 2 included domains... individually: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all and v=spf1 include:otherdomain.com ~all What is the proper way of ...
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SPF/DKIM Configuration for usage with critsend

I am currently facing the following issue: I have configured a domain of mine to be used with the Critsend mailing service. Their recommended configuration for both SPF and DKIM was implemented on ...
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Email flagget 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 ...
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How to setup spf1 record Using Cloudflare, outlook.com and sending mail directly from php server?

I have a web server with a community website on it, and 1 subdomain on another ip. I use Cloudflare, and made outlook.com handle my mail for me. However my web server also sends mail. For example, a ...
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server's email going to spam for yahoo users, possible SPF issue? [duplicate]

Our website is sending out email verifications to members who sign up with our service. Yahoo is throwing our messages in the spam box and displaying this message in the headers: Received-SPF: none ...
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SPF TXT record with multiple senders - bounce back - spf check failed

My company uses office 365 for our email, but we also send email from one of our server's IP addresses. My TXT record is: v=spf1 ip4:XXX.XX.XX.XXX include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all ...
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How to specify multiple included domains in SPF record?

Our business email is hosted on Google apps. In addition, our web server may also send email. Currently our SPF record in DNS looks like this: domain.com. IN TXT "v=spf1 a ...
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Google gmail block for no ptr of 4to6 ip address

When mail server got only ipv4 address and enabled 4to6 interface, gmail server block mail because of no ptr record of 4to6 address. Why...? Isn't 4to6 address not global standard...?
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Postfix Rackspace setup with SPF record always go to SPAM (neutral)

after a lot of fighting with the system I would like to know your guys opinion and solution. Idea is to have 1 mail server (centos postfix) at rackspace and have all the other cloud servers relay to ...
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SPF Check Failing Because Yahoo and Hotmail Looking for Zone File For Hostname

I have set up an SPF record that passes gmail's SPF record check, but not hotmail, yahoo, port25.com, isnotspam.com, or openspf.net. I believe the SPF record is properly set up for my domain, ...
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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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include:_spf.google.com not enough for hotmail

My spf is neland.dk descriptive text "v=spf1 a:mail6.paradiss.dk a:min.moar.dk a:arnold.neland.dk include:_spf.google.com -all" I get this error when sending from gmail.com as leif@neland.dk ...
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Is it OK to have multiple TXT records for a single domain containing different SPF entries?

A remote recipient domain is rejecting mail on the grounds of SPF and I think it's because the sender has SPF configured incorrectly. When I run dig, I see: [fooadm@box ~]# dig @8.8.8.8 -t TXT ...
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gmail contacts IP from SPF and fails to send mail to some domains

I have strange problem with my SPF records and gmail MX. I have this SPF setup v=spf1 a mx ip4:IP1 ip4:IP2 include:_spf.google.com ~all In this case, if I send an email to two specific domains, ...
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Hotmail Sender ID always fails with “temperror” regardless of SPF

When we send mail to Hotmail servers, they do not recognize our Sender ID. In the receiving mail source, it reads Authentication-Results: hotmail.com; sender-id=temperror ... when it should say pass ...
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Is there any difference between different ways of expressing the same information in an SPF record?

I have a domain at example.com. The MX record is 10 cp.example.net. These domains are on two different IP addresses. Let's say that example.com is on 198.51.100.0, while example.net and cp.example.net ...
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SPF records - what are the differences? [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up an SPF record for my domain. I've read the RFC, been to Wikipedia, openspf.org, etc. but I'm still confused. What is the difference between 'a' and 'mx'? When do I use 'mx: ...
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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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DNS Redirect Website to another Server

I have two servers, server 1 and server2. The name serververs of the domain points to server1. 1.I have this configuration regarding Server1 DNS Zones: domain.com. 1200 IN A server2-ip Edit ...
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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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What to look for when using a 3rd party Email Enrichment Service - to secure our emails? [closed]

Our marketing team wants to use a 3rd party Email Enrichment Service. I want to try and tackle this, as I don't like the idea that my mail will go through a certified service and exposed. I know ...
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Change Envelope From to match From header in Postfix

I am using Postfix as a gateway for my domain and need it to change or rewrite the Envelope From address to match the From header. For example, the From: header is "joe@domainA.org" and the Envelope ...
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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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How does SPF reduce backscatter with a Google Apps account

Reading up on the SPF spec, I understand that SPF designates certain IPs as valid sender SMTP server IPs. For Google Apps, the SPF record is supposed to be v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all. The ...
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Configuring SPF, DKIM, Reverse DNS for VPS sending email through Google Apps SMTP servers

Today we realized that all of our emails being sent to email addresses of the type <username>@corporatedomain.com were getting rejected. I don't know who is hosting the email for ...