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spf question

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by rligg, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. rligg

    rligg Well-Known Member

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    Should spf ip be the server ip or the shared ip? I ask because I believe cpanel sets the mail server ip to the shared ip by default. However, it sets the spf ip to the server ip tied to the server hostname.
     
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    Hello :)

    The SPF record configured by cPanel will use the main server IP address. This is by design. The use of "+a" and "+mx" in the SPF record account for the possibility the account is assigned a dedicated IP address.

    Thank you.
     
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    Doesn't this assume the main server ip and designated shared ip are the same? What if they are not?
     
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    No, it's going to use the main server IP address (e.g. default eth0 IP), not the main shared IP address, or a shared IP address assigned to the account.

    Thank you.
     
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