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dethfire
19 Jun 2008, 23:04
I send email from my with the "From" being a gmail account. I have this record in my DNS v=spf1 a mx ~all

It comes out as Neutral though. Any advice?

CarlitoBrigante
19 Jun 2008, 23:43
Sorry, I do not understand - have you got your domain's mail hosted on Google Apps?

If this is the case, the SPF record for your domain should be something like:

v=spf1 include:aspmx.googlemail.com ~all

This should be enough. If I have not understood your setup, let me know.

Dismounted
20 Jun 2008, 10:58
I use Google Apps and I use this as my SPF string:
v=spf1 a mx include:aspmx.googlemail.com ~all

dethfire
20 Jun 2008, 14:40
I use vb and my webmaster address is a gmail account. So when I send email the "from" is gmail address. How do I make SPF for that? I am not using google app. thanks

SEOvB
20 Jun 2008, 20:56
you shouldn't need to create a SPF record for it. and further more you probably can.t

Dismounted
21 Jun 2008, 04:31
I use vb and my webmaster address is a gmail account. So when I send email the "from" is gmail address. How do I make SPF for that? I am not using google app. thanks
As Google owns the domain "gmail.com" - it is their server that will hold the SPF record. Google already has these in place.

IronMountain
01 Jul 2008, 18:28
I use vb and my webmaster address is a gmail account. So when I send email the "from" is gmail address. How do I make SPF for that? I am not using google app. thanks

As the other gentlemen say, SPF for the Google servers is handled by Google, you can't change it.

Are you sending mail directly from your server to the client without going through Google? This will always look like possible forged mail because your server doesn't resolve to a google mail domain server even though the FROM does.

dethfire
01 Jul 2008, 18:31
As the other gentlemen say, SPF for the Google servers is handled by Google, you can't change it.

Are you sending mail directly from your server to the client without going through Google? This will always look like possible forged mail because your server doesn't resolve to a google mail domain server even though the FROM does.

right, I don't have pop3 running, hmmm

noppid
01 Jul 2008, 18:47
You need an SPF version 2 record. Here's a starting place. http://www.skylist.net/resources/authentication.php. SPF tester at the bottom.

I only use version 1 myself, can't offer any advice.

Dismounted
02 Jul 2008, 07:18
Again, he can't control the SPF record of Google's server.

noppid
02 Jul 2008, 14:40
Read the SPF specs and you will see that he can control from his originating point that he sends through gmail with an SPF2 record. I just never did it. You can have 1 spf1 record or multiple spf2 records to help exacly what he is doing. They just don't make this easy. DomianKeys is the same way. It's like they make it hard to weed out the wanna be admins who won't put in the effort.

Reading is fundamental.