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Google Apps SPF Issue

erzoolander asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Here's my question.

We use Google Apps as our email service.  In our DNS records - we have the google recommended SPF settings.

What's happening, however, is that in seemingly random times (based upon whatever server Google chooses to route the email through at the moment) - we get both SPF Pass, and SPF fail on our emails.

When I look at the headers - it seems that certain google servers just aren't been recognized by Google as part of their system - and they return a fail.  Others - no problem.

I've been talking to support and they tell me to now implement a DKIM into our DNS.

Sounds good to me - but here's my question.

What happens on the recipient end in the event that there's an SPF failure (as I believe will happen), but the DKIM is properly set?  Will the DKIM take precedence over the failure - and prevent the email from being marked as spam?
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