After my Nexus 4 kinda passed away, I was looking for a new phone and finally switch my mind about non-Google Android phones. I decided to get a Sony Xperia Z3 compact and for now I’m so happy with this phone, I can’t event remember that I used to have another one! The design is amazing. It’s pretty light. Battery lasts for 3 days (!!) while using it as much as I used my Nexus 4 (lasted ~12h). And it’s so f***ing fast, it’s a pleasure to use it
For my fun project gibbon’s five, we’re using Google Apps to manage our emails etc. The other day I sent an email to one of our mailing lists and got a response that confused me at first:
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: $$$@gibbonsfive.de Technical details of permanent failure: Message rejected by Google Groups. Please visit http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=188131 to review our Bulk Email Senders Guidelines. ----- Original message ----- ... Received-SPF: softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning email@example.com does not designate 188.8.131.52 as permitted sender) client-ip=184.108.40.206; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=softfail (google.com: domain of transitioning firstname.lastname@example.org does not designate 220.127.116.11 as permitted sender) email@example.com ...
So Google refused to deliver my emails to one of my mailing lists with an spf softfail? Why is this happening now and didn’t happen before even though I probably send 1321323 messages to that list?
I still have no clue why it never happened before, but if this is happening to you as well, the solution is quite easy:
You have to add your own mailserver – which I used to send the emails – to the TXT record:
@ IN TXT "v=spf1 ip4:18.104.22.168 include:_spf.google.com ~all"
If you have multiple mailservers, you can easily add multiple ip4 or ip6 parts