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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 delivered through my mailserver, which obviously is not designated as a permitted sender by the spf record of the originating domain, the messages are marked as "spf: fail" and have the added header like "someone@example.com via myservername.com".

This makes perfect sense but I'm wondering if there is some way to deliver/forward these messages without the spf penalty? For now everything is fine as I have added filters in gmail such that forwarded mail will not be marked as, and delivered to spam. But historically, mail providers have a tendency to change and often tighten policies in regards to mail delivery, so for that reason I'd like to know if there is a better way to configure this.

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Apparently the answer is SRS. Surprised nobody chimed in on this but figured I'd answer my own question as it may benefit someone else in the future. I'm using this: https://github.com/roehling/postsrsd

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