SPF DNS Record On Network Solutions

Posted on 2008-11-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I wanted to setup an SPF record in my DNS with Network Solutions and I just want to verify this is correct before I make any changes. I used the qizard at and this is what I came up with

"v=spf1 mx ptr ip4: ~all"

I am attempting to cover all mail servers in my assigned subnet range which is currently only 2. Now my question is, when I go to network solutions website, and i go to the txt records section, do I just paste that into the text section for the existing  * (All Others) and @ (None) records?
Question by:twcadmin
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    By the way, hosts on that subnet range both send an receive mail for my domain
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    Assisted Solution

    From your spf record, i see that you are authorizing all your mail servers and the ones that have reverse dns records to send out. This is perfectly good, but you will make sure, that you setup MX rcord for your mail servers and that any server that has a PTR record is actually a mail server.
    Now as for netwoek solution i don't kow what so you mean by * (All Others) and @ (None) records
    Go to your DNS panel click add a txt record, in the name field of your txt record leave blank, in the TXT filed enter the line mentioned above and you wil be fine.
    Do not foget to add a TXT record for other domains (Only if you are hosting more than one domain)
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    By * (All Others) and @ (None)  I mean that those records are already listed in the TXT section. by default i guess with empty values.

    Is there any way for me to test if it is working correctly once I enter the record?
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    Here is an example of TXT record

    v=spf1 mx ~all

    This record authorizes all the registered MX records within your domain to send out emails.
    If you would like to test your spf record, here is a link

    But the best test, is to send an email from your server to a gmail account and check for the headers of that email in gmail, as it will clearly state if the spf check is a success or soft fail. If it is soft fail, then you have an error somewhere.
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    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for the explination especially on how I can verify if I have done it correctly. This is what i was looking for.

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