SPF softfail for every email

Mike Jakubik mikej at rogers.com
Wed Jul 26 15:35:45 IST 2006

Mike Jakubik wrote:
> Julian Field wrote:
>> See the other SPF thread I just replied to, it may well be the same 
>> problem.
>> Mike Jakubik wrote:
>>> I am getting a SPF softfail for every message that comes in on one 
>>> of my boxes (SPF_HELO_SOFTFAIL 2.08, SPF_SOFTFAIL 1.47). It is 
>>> causing false positives due to the increased score. Has anyone seem 
>>> similar behavior or would have an idea why this is happening? I have 
>>> identical setups at other locations working ok.
> Thats not the case in my configuration. Like i mentioned before, i 
> have identical setups elsewhere. At this point, i believe the problem 
> is a watchguard firewall at the clients location. It transparently 
> filters dns and smtp traffic.

Just an FYI, it was the damned watchguard firewall that was causing SPF 
to soft fail. And now its blocking ntp requests, ugh, i hate this thing.

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