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    DNS / SPF Record.

    Hi,

    I am using Google Apps for e-mail on my domain. I want to create a SPF record to help combat any spam that may happen.

    I followed this guide: SPF records - Google Apps Help

    When i create the record i get the attached.

    In the first text box under "Record Host" i am not sure what to put.
    In the second box i assume i put: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all

    If anyone can confirm please?

    Thanks
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    Use "@" in the first box and that should allow no subdomain to send but the "domain.com" to send. * would allow any subdomain too. Remember its about the email from field, not say if the email was sent from a server on www.domain.com, the emails domain is still "domain.com" and not "www.domain.com"
    Try it in Sender Policy Framework (SPF) Record Lookup - MxToolbox after to see if its working.
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    Hi,

    I put the * in the first box as an A record because if a user goes to an invalid sub domain it takes them to a holding page with adverts.
    EDIT: or are you talking about the box at the far bottom for the txt record? Sorry its been a long day!

    For the rest of the post i am lost, sorry

    Thanks
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    Hi

    We have been discussing this Exchange Virus?

    Resource posted there to help you.

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    Had abit of a scan through on the iPhone. Still not sure what to put the in first textbox that read <textbox>.example.com

    Thanks

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    Hi

    Did you use the Wizrad and read the document in that link on the MSFT link?

    Sukh

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    I have had a look, im a little lost by it to be honest.

    Google apps provide the setting to use this is: v=spf1 include:_spf.google.com ~all

    I am just wondering what goes in the first box on the attached image. Do i put mail.example.com or something else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Had abit of a scan through on the iPhone. Still not sure what to put the in first textbox that read <textbox>.example.com

    Thanks
    Try and put an @ or blank and see if it accepts that (it should tbh) then run the tester I linked in the first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Try and put an @ or blank and see if it accepts that (it should tbh) then run the tester I linked in the first post.
    ok done that and the test shows the attached.

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    Hi

    What is your SMTP domain for email?

    Also, is your email hosted by google apps?

    Sujh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Hi

    What is your SMTP domain for email?
    PM sent

    Quote Originally Posted by sukh View Post
    Hi

    Also, is your email hosted by google apps?
    yep as said in the first post

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    ok done that and the test shows the attached.

    Thanks
    That looks like a pass to me
    Softfail basically says to the email system, even if spf doesnt match dont delete.

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    Thanks, that was easy. God knows why i was so confused ha ha.

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