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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Using PTR on SPF Record and Multiple Domain Pointing Single Server

Today I've checked my SPF is valid on some of the sites and invalid on some of the sites I've tested. Microsoft also couldn't see my SPF record for some reason while others can. (Sender ID ...
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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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google apps mail error

In recent months, we have big problems when we send email on our own mailing list (for safety, I'll call our domain name example.com) staff@toto.com. All users receive this kind of mail back from the ...
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SPF check failure but cannot pinpoint issue (newbie)

I sent a test email using the port25.com email verification tool and got back the results below in it's entirety. Can someone tell me what is missing and why SPF is failing? Many thanks! -sul. This ...
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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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SMTP error : Remote host said: 550 5.7.1 At least one FROM header address not allowed to send mail from IP ADDRESS

We are developing an email sending app, and we allow our users to specify the From: header their emails will be sent from. Let's say our domain is mydomain.com and our client domain is ...
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Spam delivered by mx.google.com despite SPF fail

Some spammer use our e-mail address as sender in forged e-mails. Now we got thousands of bounced messages from no longes existing e-mails. We set up SPF and DKIM records but it does not stop. ...
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How to troubleshoot marketing e-mail inbox rate / deliverability? [duplicate]

After previously using managed ESP's, we've recently switched over to our own server (CentOS 6) that's set up to send bulk e-mails with 12 IPs/SPF/DKIM. Campaigns are processed and sent via ...
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SPF record definition [duplicate]

I'm stuck on how to create SPF records for a mail server that is hosting multiple domains. I have the following: DOMAINA.COM A Record - main-1.domaina.com CNAME Record - mail.domaina.com MX Record ...
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SPF records clarification of using A mechanism

What is the difference between using v=spf1 a ~all and v=spf1 ip4:IP_OF_A_RECORD ~all or v=spf1 IP_OF_A_RECORD ~all when configuring SPF records? Which way is correct and more robust and reliable?
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Hotmail and Live.com rejecting all emails [duplicate]

I have been having problems sending emails from my server to hotmail.com and live.com email addresses. I have read other posts on serverfault but they have not been helpful. Here is the error message. ...
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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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Originating (non-critical) emails from a “less-trusted” host

Background We have a webapp running on webapp.example.com that (amongst other things) sends messages by email from time to time. These messages are non-critical: whilst we would like to make a best ...
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SPF check based on client IP instead of MTA IP?

Setup On a client computer with IP address a.a.a.a, there is a mail client that uses SMTP to send emails via company email server example.com with IP address b.b.b.b. The company email server ...
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Route 53 - Should I duplicate my SPF records as TXT records?

Amazon Route 53 supports both "SPF Records" and "TXT Records". Most documentation I read tells me to list my SPF Record as a TXT Record. I understand that the SPF Record is a newer standard. Is it ...
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Proper Setup of SPF Record

OK, so, i'm only so familiar with how the SPF system works, and my domain is being used to send all kinds of spam. Here is my current spf record: v=spf1 ip4:web.host.ip ip4:108.60.203.190 +a +mx ...
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Gmail ignoring SPF record

I have a domain whose SPF record looks like this: "v=spf1 mx ip4:6.7.8.9 -all". The record is valid, and to my understanding implies that allow mails only from: The server that is MX record for the ...
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Changing SPF (Sender Policy Framework) record for Google Apps [closed]

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 ...
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AWS: Kitterman SPF record test failing

I have had a couple of emails not arrive in my inbox. One resent the email and I received it, the other told me that the error was: non valid MX response I have been looking at my AWS SPF records and ...
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What is the email SPF entry for sending from Yahoo!?

I have a client that is sending email from a Yahoo! Plus account as if from her own domain. Is there a way to set up the SPF record so that it covers all of Yahoo!'s outgoing servers? i.e., what do I ...
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Does “~all” in the middle of an SPF record signal the end of the record when it is parsed?

Our company's SPF record format is as follows: "v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all a mx ip4:X.X.0.0/23 include:spf.example.com ?all" So we have an "~all" in the middle of our SPF record. On the ...
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How to prevent emails from my domain through mailing lists to be rejected due to DMARC

I operate my own mail server at speedofsoundgaming.com and mwtd.net. I recently added a DMARC record to my domain to help prevent spam, and once seeing that things seemed to be working, upped the ...
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Conflict between wildcard DNS entry and SPF

I have a domain set up on Amazon's Route53, and it seems the following entries are not going to work (actual values replaced, obviously). Can anyone advise on how this should be set up? This is the ...
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DNS and SPF configuration for Microsoft Exchange

We've started receiving spam with spoofed addresses from our own domain. So I'm trying to get my PTR and SPF records etc correct to prevent it. We're running Exchange 2010 on site with one server ...
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Is using SOFTFAIL over FAIL in the SPF record considered best practice?

Or put another way, is using v=spf1 a mx ~all recommended over using v=spf1 a mx -all? The RFC does not appear to make any recommendations. My preference has always been to use FAIL, which causes ...
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How should my SPF record be set up, or is it even necessary?

I have a domain (fiestyturtles.com) registered at namecheap.com, and hosted at a shared webhost (hostpc.com). But I've moved the email handling of my domain to google apps, I think I set this up by ...
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What is the correct SPF setting if I want a specific IP, hosting provider's MX, and GMail to work for sending emails coming from my domain? [duplicate]

I have never set up an SPF record, so I am trying to make sure I understand what I am doing before causing all sorts of havoc. Let's say I have a domain example.org which is being hosted by ...
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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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Have a valid SPF record but still can spoof my email

I have set up an SPF record for my domain, but I still can spoof email-addresses for my domain using fake email services like this one: http://deadfake.com/Send.aspx The email does arrive to my gmail ...
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Adding SPF record for second domain, but I don't yet have an SPF record for Gmail [duplicate]

I am familiar with the basics of SPF but I am having trouble determining exactly what I need for my setup. I have my email done through Google Apps to send and receive email for my domain, ...
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SMTP server, SPF records, domainkeys

Recently we have setup a new SMTP server to send newsletters and promotional mails to our registered users. There are 5000 users who will receive newsletters on weekly basis. We are getting bounced ...
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FROM: header is forged, SENDER: is legit , spam is delivered. how to detect?

In short: What happens: FROM: header is forged, SENDER: is legit , spam is delivered. What I need: Detect forged FROM: header when possible, block delivery Explained: I have a exim server that ...
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Is there any standard for DNS <-> IP authentication?

I'm looking to implement an authentication mechanism which allows to enforce access policies based on the domain name of the client. The authentication server uses the information available in the DNS ...
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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 ...
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SPF - should I implement?

A request has been made by a web developer for our domain DNS records to include SPF TXT records. I found differing opinions on this out there... Any comments or insights you can offer will be highly ...
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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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Correct SPF Record Usage? [duplicate]

My txt entry for my domain is as follows: "v=spf1 a ip4:aspmx.googlemail.com ptr:aspmx.googlemail.com include:aspmx.googlemail.com -all" I have also tried to use ptr in addition to a. However, ...
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What does MX in SPF mean? [duplicate]

I'm setting up an email server, and I'm a bit confused by SPF. Following some examples, I set my SPF record as follows... v=spf1 mx ip4:1.2.3.4 mx:mail.mydomain.com ptr:1.2.3.4 -all I follow what ...
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Mail goes to spam when using `mail` from command line

I've a CentOS 6.4 server. 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 sent with a PHP ...
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Why am I getting these emails?

Awhile ago I noticed that email messages from my domain is not immediately delivers by google, and I'm getting an smtp error message from google server. I don not remember the exact wording of that ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...