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MX Records & SPF

Marteknet
Grafter
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Registered: 13-10-2007

MX Records & SPF

I have set up my own mail server and have things working ok, it sends and receives, so the basic mx record in domain martek-net.co.uk is ok.
I have set up an A record for mail.martek-net.co.uk to point to my home machine.
I have set up a MX record with a lower priority than the force9 mail sever and pointing to mail.martek-net.co.uk
so far so good it all works.
But when I try to enter a MX record that has a TXT addition to be used by SPF enabled mail servers the syntax is rejected.
I need to be able to enter this as I am getting hundreds of back scatter spam emails, if I am getting them then others will be receiving emails that have spoofed from addresses and this will lead to my domain becoming blacklisted, NOT a good thing to ensure people can receive emails that I have really sent. SPF is becoming widely used is there anyway that TXT fields can be added via DNS admin. Any advice would be helpful.
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Community Gaffer
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Re: MX Records & SPF

We don't support TXT records. If you want to add them then you'll need to host your domain elsewhere.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Products Team
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grovep
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Registered: 11-01-2008

Re: MX Records & SPF

Has there been any change regarding Plusnet support for TXT/SPF?
Superuser
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Registered: 06-04-2007

Re: MX Records & SPF

Nothing has been announced so I assume the answer is "no".
It's likely to be Monday before a staff member will be around to confirm this.
David
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Re: MX Records & SPF

Quote from: grovep
Has there been any change regarding Plusnet support for TXT/SPF?

Nope, the situation remains the same I'm afraid.

Bob Pullen
Plusnet Products Team
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kaos2003uk
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Registered: 14-03-2015

Re: MX Records & SPF

Most mail servers have a smtp relay option which you could use. Send grid.com is a free smtp service which I have had to use to enable me to send enable to certain hosts such as hotmail, otherwise it gets rejected.