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Real SPF record not as a TXT

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by TraderStf, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. TraderStf

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    Hello,

    Is it possible to add a real SPF record?
    Perhaps with a text editor based on the existing TXT-SPF, not directly from cPanel.

    It is not the one defined in a TXT record.

    Take a look at this explanation: https://mxtoolbox.com/problem/spf/SPF-Record?

    Thanks a lot,
     
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    Are you having an issue adding this via your cPanel?
     
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    Unless I am mistaken, you can not add a REAL SPF.

    SPF is not in the drop down menu, you have A, CNAME... SVR..TXT.. not SPF.

    Thank you.
     
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    The original poster's question is still valid, and it's something I've also been wondering for some time. I thought cPanel was just taking a little longer to implement; but didn't think until now they might be entirely ignoring the specification. The use of TXT records for SPF information was meant for transitional use, and by now many SPF validation tools report a warning if a real SPF record is not available. Is cPanel specifically choosing to not support native Sender Policy Framework records many years after it was implemented?
     
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    A feature request was opened for the inclusion of a direct SPF record (instead of a TXT entry) and here is the response sent:

     
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    I believe this is in response to the OP's question. I too would like to know if this is being looked at.

    The post regarding deprecation is old and the IETF specifies that both an SPF and TXT record are recommended (see RFC 4408 Section 3.1.1 which specifies that domains "SHOULD have SPF records of both RR types"). Indeed, many mail engines do not even issue an SPF pass unless a true SPF record has been published. Feel free to argue that this is bad practice (and I wouldn't disagree) but it doesn't change anything; true SPF records ARE important. In recent months, I've noticed the number of mail engines requiring a true SPF record increasing. From my latest experiences over the last week, even Gmail does not always issue an SPF pass without a true SPF record.
     
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    Thanks. I would do but comments have been locked on that page.
     
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    I do want to point out the most recent comment:

    I'll try to get that request opened again so you can add additional feedback.

    Thanks.
     
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