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Do I install SPF, DKIM, on the hostname?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ampaho, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. ampaho

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    Hi, I looked around but couldn't find anything helpful..

    So I just got a dedicated server with cPanel/WHM and I would like to install SPF, Domain Keys and DKIM so I can send emails safely.. I found some tutorial online that I followed Installing DomainKeys and SPF Records :: The cPanel Admin

    Say the hostname of my server is and I have created 2 accounts on them and

    I added SPF for all three,,

    So TXT records were automatically added for all three (,, with the same value "v=spf1 a mx -all"

    But the emails sent (programmatically through PHP mail function) from both and Welcome to DOMAIN2.COM have headers with neutral SPF. I should add that emails for and are hosted at Google. But I send newsletter from the dedicated server.

    And when I check Brandon Checketts , it says this:

    Helo Address =
    From Address =
    From IP      =
    SPF Record Lookup[/B]
    Looking up TXT SPF record for domain1.comFound the following namesevers for ns2.example.comRetrieved this SPF Record: [B]v=spf1 a mx ~all[/B] (TTL = 14400)[B]Result: None (No applicable sender policy available)[/B]
    [B]Result code: none[/B]Local Explanation: No applicable sender policy availablespf_header = Received-SPF: none ( No applicable sender policy available); identity=mfrom; envelope-from="";; client-ip=
    And this is the headers from an email sent programmatically from to a gmail account

    Received: by with SMTP id b8cs141372pbl;        Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:06:52 -0700 (PDT)
    Received: by with SMTP id b4mr8130947ybm.403.1317186407418;        Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:06:47 -0700 (PDT)
    Return-Path: <>
    Received: from ([])        
    by with ESMTPS id q41si416106ybc.53.2011.        
    (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=OTHER);        
    Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:06:47 -0700 (PDT)Received-SPF: neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of client-ip=;
    Authentication-Results:; spf=neutral ( is neither permitted nor denied by best guess record for domain of
    Received: from domain1 by with local (Exim 4.69)
        (envelope-from <>)    id 1R8mM2-00038x-8n    for; Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:06:46 -0500
    Subject: Just a test
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    Content-type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
    From: Peter Ampaho <>
    Message-Id: <>Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:06:46 -0500X-
    AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse reportX-AntiAbuse: 
    Primary Hostname -
    X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - domain1.comX-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [500 500] / [47 12]X-
    AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain -
    Please help :) !!!

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