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Topic # 85870 27-Jun-2011 13:24
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For the first time ever, I'm having issues emailing a client based in the UK.  Their mail server says our primary domain's SPF record is incorrectly setup.

Anyone have recommendations on a good online tool to test if this is the case?  I think their mail server is throwing this error incorrectly as we've not had issues before.

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  Reply # 486412 27-Jun-2011 13:28
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SPF is optional anyway, isn't it? Do you have anything on your DNS at the moment?

Check for a link to test tools.

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  Reply # 486414 27-Jun-2011 13:32
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Lets see.. text = "v=spf1 mx ~all"

so you are allowed to send from the mx of (googles inbound servers)
and the A record of (

BUT.. the mx is incorrect if you are SENDING email from googlemail.. it should be:

v=spf1 ~all

You might want to change the ~all to -all when you get it right as well.

I was quite involved with SPF a few years ago :-)

btw: no one should reject emails with the ~all anyway. If you are sending from the wrong place (as defined in your SPF Record) and the service is rejecting you because of SPF they are doing wrong.


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  Reply # 486425 27-Jun-2011 13:48
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Send an email to, it checks SPF, DKIM, SID and domain keys.

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Reply # 486488 27-Jun-2011 16:16
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LennonNZ - thanks for your help, the new SPF record works like a champ.  Noodles - that email address is very helpful keeping that one.

Next GZPE I owe you both a beer or two or three.

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