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How to set spf DNS record

JohnBS
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Registered: ‎05-12-2007

How to set spf DNS record

I sometimes have emails bounced as spam  when sending to e.g.  gmail and other third party servers.  mx toolbox reports no DNS record for SPF, and I'm told this may be the issue?  It happens if I send a legitimate link to a website preceded by not too much text.  My domain is sykesj.co.uk 

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Community Gaffer
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: How to set spf DNS record

Not much you can do I'm afraid. Our hosting platform doesn't support the creation of TXT records, so you can't create SPF entries. Only current method of achieving this would be to transfer your domain to another hosting company.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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JohnBS
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Registered: ‎05-12-2007

Re: How to set spf DNS record

Thanks Bob, confirms what I thought may be the case.

John

Superuser
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: How to set spf DNS record

@JohnBS  probably best in the long run to move the domain, but if you dont want the hassle in the short term then there is a unsupported workaround.

Create an MX record on your domain as follows using the domain configure option in the member centre

Type: MX
Priority: 999999
Right Field: please-add-spf-records

This will then, in the usual time frames, add the following record:

v=spf1 a mx include:_spf-internal.plus.net include:_spf-internal2.plus.net ~all

 

Community Gaffer
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Re: How to set spf DNS record

Wow, I'm out of the loop!

Thanks @MisterW, I wasn't aware this script existed.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Product Team
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Superuser
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Registered: ‎22-08-2007

Re: How to set spf DNS record

Bob,

A bit of voodoo from Jon produced a few months back with SU encouragement!