so I have this crazy SPF-Policy problem which looks like that:

I have a private domain like 'my-private-domain.com'. This one I'm hosting myself on a vServer and I activated SPF and added the SPF keys and so on. Works good to receive messages from freemail hosters , gmail and so on.

I also have a managed website-package at a hoster which offers some emails to a domain like : 'my-company-domain.com' . So I added a redirection at this domain, so that every mail which comes to "[email protected]" is redirected to "me@my-private-domain.com" (and some other members of the company).

So I came across this on: I just sent a mail from "[email protected]" to "[email protected]" ... so basically this mail should come back to me (and comes to some co-workers)

But after the message was sent, I got an error from the mailer-daemon that:

This is the mail system at host somehost.my-company-domain.com .

I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not
be delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.

For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.

If you do so, please include this problem report. You can
delete your own text from the attached returned message.

                   The mail system

<[email protected]> (expanded from <[email protected]>): host
    my-private-domain.com.de[79.143.186.XXX] said: 550 5.7.1 <[email protected]>:
    Recipient address rejected: Please see
    http://www.openspf.net/Why?s=mfrom;[email protected];ip=85.13.XXX.XX;r=host.my-private-domain.com
    (in reply to RCPT TO command)

Any ideas what went wrong there?

Thanks in advance


1 Answer 1


Can you provide spf record that you've set and header of email that was rejected. Reason for rejection is spf settings so you either didn't include sending server to your spf record or record itself is not valid.

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