where should i save SPF record

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by kreya, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. kreya

    kreya New Member

    hi,
    i came to know that SPF record is required for sending mails to hotmail.com
    i've created the SPF record.

    i've created A record, CNAMES, MX records in my domain registrar's cpanel pointing the domain to my static ip. i use my ISP DNS servers.

    openspf.org says if you run bind paste it in your zone file
    mydomain.com IN TXT "v=spf1 a mx ~all"

    where do i put this info?
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2007
  2. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    You can define a SPF-record within the DNS-Manager in ISPConfig.
    The result will be stored within files within the directory /etc/bind/
     
  3. kreya

    kreya New Member

    thanks mate
    does it take time for the changes to take effect.
    yesterday i was able to send emails to a site .But today after deleting the DNS record in DNS manager in the morning my mails didn't show up in that site but does in yahoo.com


    regards
    kreya
     
  4. Hans

    Hans Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    When you make changes to DNS-records, it can take some time until they will take effect.
     
  5. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    After creating the SPF record, do you need to restart BIND? I set them up for existing sites and after 24hrs they still aren't recognized.
     
  6. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    no, ispconfig restarts bind automatically.
     
  7. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    Ok, so how long would I have to wait to be able to see it at dnsstuff.com?
     
  8. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    That depends on the nameservers, it may take up to 72 hours.

    But its easier if you just check the config files of your local bind server, if the spf record has been added and if you are not sure, restart bind.
     
  9. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    This is the PSF record that I found:
    mydomain.dom. TXT "v=spf1 a mx ptr ~all"

    I have restarted bind and will wait for 72hrs to see if it's showing up.
     
  10. wr19026

    wr19026 New Member

    I just checked using dnsreport.com and the SPF record is still not showing up, even though it's well over 72 hrs.

    Any suggestions?
     
  11. till

    till Super Moderator Staff Member ISPConfig Developer

    Please post the output of:

    dig TXT mydomain.com

    and:

    dig TXT @localhost mydomain.com
     

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