Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of faq/email/add-spf-record


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Apr 13, 2016, 11:45:11 AM (4 years ago)
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    44[WikiPedia:Sender_Policy_Framework Sender Policy Framework] is a system designed to help reduce spam. If you implement SPF for your domain, you will not reduce spam sent to your email accounts. However, you may reduce spam sent to other people claiming to come from your domain.
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     6And, more importantly, if you create an SPF record then your email will be less likely to end up in your recipient's spam folder.
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    68If you would like to add an SPF record, you can create one using the DNS Service in the [https://members.mayfirst.org/cp Members control panel].
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    810 * Click Add item link to create a new record
    911 * For Type, choose "Text".
    10  * In the Text field, please enter the SPF record you would like for your domain. For information on how to construct an SPF record, please see the [http://www.openspf.org/ OpenSPF web site]. Warning: it's complicated!
     12 * In the Text field, please enter the SPF record you would like for your domain.
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     14May First/People Link maintains an SPF domain name for you to use that includes all the IP addresses that are allowed to send email from our record. It's called: spf.mayfirst.org.
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     16If you only send email via May First/People Link, you can create an SPF record with the following information in the Text field:
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     18{{{
     19v=spf1 a:spf.mayfirst.org ~all
     20}}}
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     22The squiggle before the "all" means that if an email from you fails, it will be considered a "soft" fail. Technically that means the server should accept it but may mark is as dubious (most likely it will end up the spam folder).
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     24If you send email from May First/People link and you ''also'' send email from a different location (for example, you send email using our email list software for you typically relay your normal email through a different provider), then you will need to create an SPF record that includes both a:spf.mayfirst.org and whatever your other providers has designated for SPF records.
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     26For information on how to construct an SPF record, please see the [http://www.openspf.org/ OpenSPF web site]. Warning: it's complicated!
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