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SPF setup

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mickalo, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. mickalo

    mickalo Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    we recently started added SPF policies to our account DNS zone files. So far it seemed to be working fine, then today I got this from a customer:
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    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its recipients. 
    This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
    
    ak@biz-helper.com
    SMTP error from remote mailer after MAIL FROM:<dave@etfdigest.com> SIZE=7038:
    host smtp.secureserver.net [64.202.166.12]: 554 refused mailfrom because of SPF policy
    
    Their SPF record in the eftdigest.com DNS zone file:
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    etfdigest.com.	14400	IN	TXT	"v=spf1 a mx -all"
    
    Is there something else we need to add or change?

    TIA,
    Mickalo
     
  2. morfargekko

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    I think that You need to add the servers IP aswell.

    This is the way (I think):
    etfdigest.com. 14400 IN TXT "v=spf1 ip4:xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx a mx ~all"
     
  3. mickalo

    mickalo Well-Known Member

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    your referring to the server's ip where the DNS zone file resides on ?

    Mickalo
     
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    Doesn't help that the standard is not set. It was not too long ago where it was acceptable to use either ip: or ip4: to denote the ip address. Now many tests are failing the ip: notation and requiring the ip4: notations. Guess all we can do is stay on top of the changes and change our templates as the standard evolves.
     
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