SPF Record for parked domains

GoWilkes

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I have several domains parked and email forwarded to one main domain.

But the question is, do I need an SPF record on each of those domains, or just the main one?

If I need it on each one, I found this script that is supposed to let you add an SPF record to every account:

Code:
cd /var/cpanel/users
for i in `ls /var/cpanel/users` ;do /usr/local/cpanel/bin/spf_installer $i ;done
Assuming that this is still valid, how do I customize it to add a specific SPF to each domain? Like:

Code:
"v=spf1 +a +mx +ip4:123.45.67.89 -all"
 

MilesWeb

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You will have to edit the zone file for the domain and edit the SPF as required. Do you wish to set a customize SPF for every domain using this script ?
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

Is there any particular reason you prefer to have a custom SPF record for each parked domain name instead of the standard SPF record that cPanel will generate for them?

Thank you.
 

GoWilkes

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AFAIK, the standard one doesn't restrict it to the one IP, and uses a soft all instead of hard. If I have to create a record for each account, then I would want them all to be identical to first one.

But is it even necessary for parked domains? I have one actual account, and 104 parked domains.
 

cPanelMichael

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The following thread might be helpful if you want to utilize a custom SPF record for each domain name:

SPF Custom Entry

Thank you.
 

GoWilkes

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I'm still not entirely clear, Michael. That thread stated "f you only revise the initial entry, only the main domain will be changed to that new hard-coded IP, while parked, addon, and subdomains will not be."

So, does that mean that parked and addon domains SHOULD have an SPF record?
 

cPanelMichael

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Yes, parked and addon domain names should have SPF records because they can send out email just like the primary domain name associated with the account can. If you enable a SPF record for an account, it adds it for the parked/addon domain names added to the account.

Thank you.