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

Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) KJ4ERJ at arrl.net
Wed Jan 18 15:36:53 EST 2023

Gotta love the ***SPAM*** designation as well.   I'm guessing that the 
tapr.org e-mail server is also checking the SPF and considers my e-mail 
to not be authentic...

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

On 1/18/2023 3:33 PM, Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> 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 here.
> 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.
> https://www.nslookup.io/domains/arrl.net/email/spf/
> 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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