Problem : Test an SPF record

Problem : Test an SPF record

website:http://www.kitterman.com/spf/validate.html?

Test an SPF record

This test is for evaluating the performance of your record based on different IP addresses that mail might come from (this is the IP address of the mail server). It can also be used for syntax checking of records with more complex macros (although this has not been thoroughly tested yet). The %d macro is extracted from the supplied mail from address. If an SPF record is supplied, it is used for the initial evaluation instead of any record published in DNS for the domain.

Ip adress: 209.44.120.203
SPF Record : v=spf1 ip4:209.44.120.203 a:mail.zonelight.com ip4:209.44.120.210 ptr:mail.zonelight.com mx:mail.zonelight.com include:zonelight.ca -all

Mail From address: vlad@zonelight.com

HELO/EHLO Address:  xxxplayerzone@hotmail.com

Test Result

Mail sent from: 209.44.120.203
Mail from (Sender): vlad@zonelight.com
Mail checked using this SPF policy: v=spf1 ip4:209.44.120.203 a:mail.zonelight.com ip4:209.44.120.210 ptr:mail.zonelight.com mx:mail.zonelight.com include:zonelight.ca -all
Results – PASS sender SPF authorized

Mail sent from: 209.44.120.203
Mail Server HELO/EHLO identity: xxxplayerzone@hotmail.com

HELO/EHLO Results – softfail domain owner discourages use of this host

the Result softfail domain owner discourages use of this host

what is this ? i need to know if my host is ban from hotmail

and what can i do for this. Thank you.


Solution: Test an SPF record

The problem I cannot help you with is that none of the logs I have seen show the actual IP address you are sending from.

If the message is being sent from 209.44.120.210 then it may fail – because there is no PTR setup (straight away this is a bad thing) and you have also stipulated it as a validity requirement in your SPF record.  (It depends whether the recipient’s SPF parser stops as soon as it encounters a match, or parses the whole SPF record).

http://www.mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=spf%3ahttp://www.mxtoolbox.com/SuperTool.aspx?action=spf%3a209.44.120.203

PTR needs setting up on that IP, or get rid of the PTR clause in the SPF (that’s not necessarily going to help though – you need a PTR), or move across to sending out your messages via 209.44.120.203 with everything reading zonelight.com (not ca).