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Topic # 57680 21-Feb-2010 20:01
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Hey,

I run an exchange 2003 email server and have been having problems sending emails to certain providers so am looking at using smtp.xtra.co.nz as a smarthost.

Problem is I have an SPF record and need to know what details to put in that record to make messages coming from their smarthost be spf accepted.

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  Reply # 300811 21-Feb-2010 20:18
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Just a note - using smtp.xtra.co.nz to send emails requires either a xtra.co.nz email account or you will have to register each email address with their service and send all emails through your own account.






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  Reply # 300812 21-Feb-2010 20:20
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I have tried using it today and seems to be sending all my emails to gmail, xtra, telecom etc etc ok. I was under the understanding that if you had a tleecom adsl account you could use xtra smtp

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  Reply # 300821 21-Feb-2010 20:46
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The old smtp.xtra will work, but it will on occasion decide to email you about using it and not the newer send.xtra one.

And IMO you would have to be insane to put a publicly usable SMTP server as a SPF for your domain name.




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  Reply # 300822 21-Feb-2010 20:49
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ah good point :D didnt really think about that :P



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  Reply # 300828 21-Feb-2010 21:05
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guess ill look at the paid options for outbound smtp, anyone recommend a good one?

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