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cPanel and SPF

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rs-freddo, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    Just reading about SPF stopping spammers falsly using my address as the from...

    This would be good for cPanel to implement, no cost involved just setting up zone files correctly.

    Will cpanel implement this soon?

    Even have a wizard to help out Nick... :D
    http://spf.pobox.com/
     
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    Perhaps you could put in a feature request ?
     
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    SPF can already be done with the dns zone template editor
     
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    It would be nice if the clients could do it from cpanel since we have no way of knowing whether they will use their ISP's SMTP or what ISP they are using. :)
     
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    I agree 100%. It's a stupid solution. But it appears that it will be forced on us. AOL is saying they won't accept mail from any addresses without spf records. Hotmail is likely to do the same. I'm not going to enable the checking on my servers, but it appears that I will have no other choice but to add the records to my clients' dns zones.
     
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    That is the problem. I'm really annoyed how they've bypassed the RFC route and will be breaking SMTP, although, I don't believe that they will deny email from domains without SPF records - from what I've read they will quickly deliver emails that do and stick those that don't into a nice big queue for spam checking :rolleyes:

    It's a flawed concept that will be meaningless once implemented - ah well.

    If you do decide to publish SPF records be very careful with the BIND bug.
     
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    Well, I guess I didn't read closely enough. I thought they were going to reject them.

    http://postmaster.aol.com/spf/
    It is a pain adding those records since they cannot be the last line. It won't even put a dent in the SPAM market is the worst part...
     
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