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Old 9th December 2006, 16:23
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Hi All

I was wondering how to configure an SPF Record


what values to include on all the different fields i'm using the ISPConfig DNS Manager

Hostname:

Are emails sent
from A Record?: NoYes

Are emails sen
from MX Record?: NoYes

Are emails sent
from all servers of
this domain?: NoYes

Are emails sent
from other A Records?:

Are emails sent
from other MX Records?:

Are emails sent
from other IP addresses?:
Inherit SPF Record
from this zone?:

Do the above entries
contain all hosts
allowed to send emails
for this domain?:

Basically all i need really is a breakdown on what to include...

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Old 9th December 2006, 16:28
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Originally Posted by zimele
Hi All

I was wondering how to configure an SPF Record

what values to include on all the different fields i'm using the ISPConfig DNS Manager

Hostname:

Are emails sent
from A Record?: NoYes

Are emails sent
from MX Record?: NoYes

Are emails sent
from all servers of
this domain?: NoYes

Are emails sent
from other A Records?:

Are emails sent
from other MX Records?:

Are emails sent
from other IP addresses?:
Inherit SPF Record
from this zone?:

Do the above entries
contain all hosts
allowed to send emails
for this domain?:

Basically all i need really is a breakdown on what to include...
Basically it's what it is saying..
ie: If you are using an A record to send email set it to yes. If not, set it to no
It's the same for all the other option..
(it's all about how you have set up your DNS)

A nice way to see if the SPF record is okay, is by sending an email to a gmail account.

Looking at the headers of the email you will see:

a good SPF record example: Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of your@emailaddress.tld designates ip_from_your_server as permitted sender)

a bad SPF record example: Received-SPF: pass (google.com: best guess record for domain of your@emailaddress.tld designates ip_from_your_server as permitted sender)
(note the: "best guess record for" part!)

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Old 9th December 2006, 17:24
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Thanks edge for the speedy response

Okay help me understand when you say sending mail from an A record meaning ?

cause i have not configured a seperate A record that will host my mail (so i take it its a no Right?

This is where i really get lost...

Are emails sent
from other A Records?:

Are emails sent
from other MX Records?:

Are emails sent
from other IP addresses?:
Inherit SPF Record
from this zone?:

Do the above entries
contain all hosts
allowed to send emails
for this domain?:


Could you please better describe this...

and another thing does that mean that every domain that i create i have to include a SPF record?
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Old 9th December 2006, 17:48
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Are you using the DNS server of the domain registrar, or are you using your own DNS server?
(it does help if you post the domainname here, so we can have a look)
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Old 10th December 2006, 13:59
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Default Still not 100%

i'm running on my own DNS servers

i did create my own SPF rcord this is what it looks like
"v=spf1 ip4:196.211.246.10 a mx ptr a:mail.ulwazint.co.za mx:ns2.ulwaziweb.co.za ~all"

does this look correct?

my domain is ulwazint.co.za

any reason why my mail still gets delivered to the BULK folder
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Old 10th December 2006, 14:15
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your SPF looks okay,

The "bulk" problem could be
(1) Your reverse DNS is still not set correct.
(2) You will need to email the webmasters of Hotmail and Yahoo.
See this article about the Bulk mail problem with hotmail (msn)
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