SPF: Setup & Why?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Mentor, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Mentor

    Mentor New Member


    My system currently uses ISPconfig 2.x. I have two questions about SPF that are causing me some stress.

    1. The major is that I am not that familiar with SPF set up and whilst I have looked at some other threads that give some clues, I am still not getting it right. (I have gone through http://old.openspf.org/wizard.html - and I am still a bit confused) I have basically set it up, but when I dig the domain for txt records, I don't see it. If someone could walk me through the ISPconfig setup step-by-step that would be great.

    2. If someone is not using their domain to send mail, is SPF still required (this may be a really silly question - please excuse it if it is - I have been told that the stupidest question is the one not asked :) )


  2. edge

    edge Active Member Moderator


    1) Not sure how you are doing the dig, but it should be dig fornow.eu TXT
    With a bit of luck you should get the SPF record back. (in the above case)
    2) It's up to you, but if you do not use it for sending, you could set it to v=spf1 -all what stands for no mail is send from this domain.

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