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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 86667 11-Jul-2011 23:59
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I've spent a lot of time looking in to setting up an SPF record and I thought I had it properly setup but when I send test emails to i get a "none" reply for the spf test.  I also tried and I get a "no result present" .

My domain is and the SPF record I have configured is: TXT v=spf1 a mx -all 

Any help greatly appreciated! 

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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 492272 12-Jul-2011 03:34
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I think in the TXT record instead of normal space characters you may have copied and pasted some odd character encoding.

Fix up the spaces in a plain text editor, then update the TXT record and wait for TTL to expire and retest.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 492275 12-Jul-2011 03:47
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Thanks for taking the time to reply.  I'm not sure I understand what you're saying...

I composed my spf string in Notepad and then pasted the SPF in to my dns server:

v=spf1 a mx -all



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  Reply # 492279 12-Jul-2011 07:01
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Its not working, looks like your missing spaces in the syntax

Microsoft have a online tool to create them here

Use MXToolbox to test

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  Reply # 492292 12-Jul-2011 08:17
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If I query DNS (using nslookup in Windows) for a domain that I know has SPF configured correctly, the result looks like this: text =
"v=spf1 a mx ip4:x.x.x.x -all"

Your result looks like this: text =

It seems to be split over multiple lines. I would suggest contacting your DNS host for the correct way to set these up, they should be able to help as it's a standard configuration requirement now.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 492294 12-Jul-2011 08:21
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Thanks for your help.  I have logged a support call with my DNS hosting company as the record that I have added has correct spacing but as you highlight it is showing incorrectly on external sites.


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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 492301 12-Jul-2011 08:45
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The spacing problems have now been resolved.  I needed to put " " around my record.

I can now see it showing correctly on MXToolbox.  However, I still get "no result present" when I send a test email to

Thanks for your help so far.

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  Reply # 492339 12-Jul-2011 10:13
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Might take awhile for their dns servers to pickup the change, depending on your TTL for the domain, TTL for your domain seems to be set to 24hrs

This online dig still showing the old record just right at the moment

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