[aprssig] ***SPAM*** arrl.net domain e-mail sending failures?

Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) KJ4ERJ at arrl.net
Wed Jan 18 15:33:23 EST 2023

This is slightly off-topic with respect to APRS, but since that's the 
bulk of the e-mail that I send as KJ4ERJ at arrl.net, I thought I'd ask it 

Has anyone recently noticed that e-mail sent from the @arrl.net domain 
to an @gmail.com address bounces?   This seems to have started just this 
week for me.  I've included the bounce text below, and for anyone that 
understands SPF, here's a link to arrl.net's SPF TXT record.


It would seem that we have to send our @arrl.net e-mails out through 
pobox.com in order to pass gmail's enforcement of the SPF.

I don't know if it would fix the gmail issue, but does anyone know who 
to contact at the ARRL to try changing the final -all (fail) to a ~all 
(softfail) or ?all (neutral)?

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

PS.  Here's the Mail delivery failed that I'm getting from gmail:

> This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
> A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of
> its recipients. This is a permanent error.
> The following address failed:
>      qp2trz at gmail.com:
>          SMTP error from remote server for TEXT command, host: gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com ( reason: 550-5.7.26 The MAIL FROM domain [arrl.net] has an SPF record with a hard fail
> 550-5.7.26 policy (-all) but it fails to pass SPF checks with the ip:
> 550-5.7.26 []. To best protect our users from spam and phishing,
> 550-5.7.26 the message has been blocked. Please visit
> 550-5.7.26https://support.google.com/mail/answer/81126#authentication  for more
> 550 5.7.26 information. x11-20020a02ac8b000000b00389e24ff4cesi30253548jan.
> 129 - gsmtp

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