After a lot of talking, system admins have entered SPF records to our domain.
I have not yet been able to test this with domains that previously didn't receive our e-mails, as I do not want to keep bugging our customers, but I see the following:
- mail sent from our domain to e.g. my personal gmail account are marked as SPAM. This wasn't happening before the SPF record was added.
- mail sent to a mail address on one of my domains does arrive in the inbox, but the message source does not show any reference to SPF, so it is probably not being validated for such a record.
when I validate the SPF records using these 3 services
one of the records does not validate.
SPF records created are (against my advice, well Labnuke99's advice)
v=spf1 a -all
v=spf1 mx a:mail ?all
there is an A record in the domain's DNS for mail.ourdomain
.nl that redirects to the ip-address of the ISP/exchange server. I was assuing that IP address should be part of the SPF record.
I'm very worried about the potential mess that may be the result of this.
(and labnuke99, I don't know how to contact you, but should you wish to get n touch (damn I know I do), my e-mail is my account name here (starting with s, ends with implr) provided by gmail.)
November 5, 2008 11:18 PM
November 10, 2008 3:29 PM