My newest toy :P

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 :D

Xperia Z3 compact

Damn it… Google’s spam detection annoys me!

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:


Technical details of permanent failure: 
Message rejected by Google Groups. Please visit to review our Bulk Email Senders Guidelines.

----- Original message -----

Received-SPF: softfail ( domain of transitioning does not designate as permitted sender) client-ip=;
       spf=softfail ( domain of transitioning does not designate as permitted sender)

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: ~all"

If you have multiple mailservers, you can easily add multiple ip4 or ip6 parts ;)