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SPF Record

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Boycie, Nov 15, 2009.

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Do you create an SPF record for yourself, or your clients?

Poll closed Nov 29, 2009.
  1. Of course I do!

    5 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No I don't!

    3 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. SPF? Tell me more!

    2 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. Boycie
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    After spending some time sorting a new client out with their dire mess of spam, I am surprised how many domains do not have an SPF record created as it provides another layer of defense.

    On this basis, I thought I would ask the question here!

    Thanks for taking part!
     
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  2. craigie

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    Created one the other day, it was a friggin nightmare.

    The client had there emails hosted by Company A, DNS hosted by Company B and there Website hosted by Company C.

    Yes, Craigie went a little more grey that day and lost some more hair :D
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Are we working for the same place? Lol.
     
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  4. craigie

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    Haha, mate, I had a chat with them and told em they will get ongoing problems until they consolidate everything.

    Fingers crossed it will be an Exchange environment, in our hosted centre :D
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    Hmmn, not sure as I contracted in web people when I had the business.

    Haven't bothered :oops: for my domains on the VPS (mainly family/friends) but I suppose I should :oops:
     
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  6. ThomasMc

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    Sure do, took me a while to work out BB though :oops: (include:srs.bis.eu.blackberry.com)
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Only for some domains.

    I’ve always found reverse DNS and having a secure mail server to be enough though.
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Just migrated the whole lot over to GApps today mate.
    Small business, can't afford to replace the worn out server this year...
    :morebeer
     
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  9. Sparky
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    How many users mate?
     
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  10. Boycie
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    26 mate.
     
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  11. Sparky
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    <makes a note> :biggrin

    Is the old server still there mate? acting as a DC?
     
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  12. Boycie
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    No mate, it was stepped (or rather ground) down. :rolleyes:

    Fair play the Google migration tool works well and I know the Postini service is very accurate too.
     
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  13. dazza786

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    Is everyone alright mate?
     
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  14. Sparky
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    So you have 26 PCs with no domain? Is there any file\printer sharing being used?

    How much £££ per mailbox btw?
     
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  15. Trogdor

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    I usually use SPF 50 as I have quite fair skin... :ohmy In all seriousness, I have not heard of this before - I wiki'd it and sort of got the jist of it. Why are you all implementing it - to stop all of the spam coming in or to dissuade spammers from sending spam while spoofing your domain name (or both)? If I am missing the point of this, please set me straight as I was surprised to be the only one to have taken the third option in the poll (the only thicko in this place it seems... :blink ).
     
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  16. UKDarkstar
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    Sounds like we all need a tutorial Boyce :biggrin
     
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  18. ThomasMc

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    On another note, I hate Yahoo, we had a server with rDNS and SPF and yahoo where still chucking it into there spam folder(Outlook/Hotmail/Gmail didn't do this) so we had to switch on DomainKeys and DKIM just to get them to play ball grrrrrrrr

    Spam score was 0.2
    Mxtoolbox showed all green
    verifier.port25.com pass
    litmus 18 out of 19 clients passed yahoo was the failure
     
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