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pthomsen at reedtz

Jul 27, 2004, 11:11 AM

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Outbound Relay and SPF

I just set up SPF, and this may be a FAQ, but I searched the archive,
and didn't find any info about this issue, so here goes:

I run my own mail server (sendmail), and have set up SPF for it:

reedtz.com. IN TXT "v=spf1 ip4: -all"

All MUAs/webmail on my network connect to smtp.reedtz.com
( and all mail goes out that way.

However, when using spfmilter, I get a 'fail' status when I send myself
a test message. The problem appears to be that spfmilter sees the
Received: line containing my SMTP connection from my MUA (
to my outbound relay ( as the 'client IP' (or originating

What should I do? I'd really rather not have to maintain SPF records for
all MUAs. Or is this simply how it works?

I could of course put my entire /28 in the SPF record, but I'd really
like to find out how to designate my outbound server as the only allowed
server, without getting rejected.

Any help is appreciated.


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Subject User Time
Outbound Relay and SPF pthomsen at reedtz Jul 27, 2004, 11:11 AM
    Re: Outbound Relay and SPF spf at metro Jul 27, 2004, 1:55 PM
        Re: Outbound Relay and SPF pthomsen at reedtz Jul 27, 2004, 9:55 PM

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