Question regarding SPF records

Waitman Gobble gobble.wa at
Sat Feb 18 17:18:30 UTC 2012

On Feb 18, 2012 8:53 AM, "Jonathan Vomacka" <juvix88 at> wrote:
> I am inquiring about how to setup a proper SPF record. I know there are
SPF wizards/generators available but each seem to have a different
"opinion" of what should be included and what should not be included.
> Let me give you a scenario of my setup, and hopefully someone can help me
> My domain is:
> My mailserver hostname is: which also has a MATCHING PTR
> (for example) resolves to and resolves to
> This is a STANDALONE mail server which will receive and send email
without any VIP's or load balancing. There is however one additional host
that will send out mail from the domain but it wont be receiving mail, it
will only be used as an SMTP (outbound only) server attached to a website
automailer which is on a seperate webserver... It only generates error
reports and sends them out... so technically it isn't a full mail server
but it will be sending (outbound only) mail on behalf of the domain.
> The additional host is: which resolves to and
there is a Matching PTR.
> These are the ONLY mail servers and IP addresses that will be sending out
mail from the domain. Some websites say I should use -all and
others say -all will cause some MTA's to reject and ~all is better to use
even if those are the only two hosts sending out mail.
> Would you be able to assist with a solid SPF record?
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "
freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

I usually choose soft fail because a user might decide to use a mobile
device for email.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list