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Fixing mail delivery issues – Part 3: Setting up our spf record

Fixing mail delivery issues – Part 3: Setting up our spf record

Let’s set up an spf record. We already discussed what an SPF record is, and we now have our list of mail servers (at least most of them). An easy place to start is to use an SPF Record Syntax Generator. I do like the one from spfwizard.net Let’s go through some examples: Here is my spf record: Simple enough right? Well, let’s break this down: v=spf1 – This is saying “The version of spf is spf1. This is needed…

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Fixing mail delivery issues – Part 2: What are spf records?

Fixing mail delivery issues – Part 2: What are spf records?

Buckle up boys and girls. Today we are going to learn about spf records, and then next post we are going to help you set one up. First, what is spf? In a basic sense, spf is a list of servers who are allowed to send mail as your domain. SPF is a record added to your DNS (Added as a TXT type record). Ok great, that sounds easy enough, let’s do it, you say. Well hold on a minute,…

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Fixing mail delivery issues – Part 1: Overview

Fixing mail delivery issues – Part 1: Overview

Unable to send mail to certain recipients? Maybe you send email out and certain recipients receive it, and certain ones do not? Or maybe you get a bounceback? Despite email becoming mostly a commodity service, and all the big cloud providers jumping on board, you’re still responsible to manage email authentication yourself. Maybe you thought, “Hey I’ll just move to Microsoft 365 Exchange online and everything will work great.” Well, while to a degree this is true (no more down/hacked…

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