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In Topic: Controlling outgoing SPAM with SPF

30 July 2014 - 12:36 AM

Update: I believe I have found the answer. Posting here for anyone else who needs to do the same:


In my case, since I am using MDDHosting's SMTP servers to send mail while sending them from the Gmail UI, I don't need to configure Google's SPF domain name in my SPF record config. However, on the Email Authentication page in cPanel, I had to add the IP block for the outbound smtp server that MDD uses. In my case it was (outbound.mail.supportedns.com). 


Once I did this, to confirm it was working, I sent and email from domain's email to my gmail ID and looked at the Message Headers (Show Original). There you should see something like this:


Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
spf=pass (google.com: domain of myemail@mydomain.com designates as permitted sender) smtp.mail=myemail@mydomain.com.


In case you do send mail from Gmail and use Gmail's SMTP servers instead to forward emails (in my opinion, you shouldn't do this if you want to look professional to your clients), this link describes what you need to do with your SPF record: https://support.goog...a/answer/178723


To be extremely reserved, you can modify the SPF record to end with -all instead of ~all. Do this only if you understand the consequences.


Hope this helps.

In Topic: Echo Server - Scheduled Maintenance - 2 AM ET on 02/26/2014

26 February 2014 - 02:38 AM

Just FYI. I am waiting for the server to come back up. Don't know why but I did not receive the email about the maintenance. Checked my Spam folder too. Maybe my name's missing on the sever's mailing list. 

In Topic: DDoS Attack on Echo /

20 February 2014 - 12:36 PM



Is the IP change permanent? Or is it a temporary fix.


I use your DNS on most of my sites but on one domain that a client owns and uses an IP instead of a NS record, I will have to intimate them to update the IP address on GoDaddy.


So checking if this IP change is permanent or transient?


Please let me know.