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[spf-discuss] Re: [spf-help] Mail not getting rejected.

2008-05-25 09:15:56
On Sun, 25 May 2008 16:45:14 +0100 (BST) Joemon Emmatty 
<joemon_1983(_at_)yahoo(_dot_)co(_dot_)in> wrote:
Hi Guys,

I published SPF record for my domain, as given below.
"v=spf1 a mx -all"

And I tried sending mail from Kmail using a different
mail server to my gmail account. But instead of mail
getting rejected, the mail was delivered successfully.

But from email header in my gmail account, I found
" Received-SPF: fail ...... Authentication-Results:
mx.google.com; spf=hardfail ....."

But why was the mail delivered instead of getting
rejected? Can some one help me regarding this?

Nothing in the SPF spec mandates rejection.  What Google is doing is 
perfectly fine from an RFC perspective.  It's a matter of local policy.  If 
you don't like Google's policy, then you'll have to take it up with Google.

Scott K

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