9.3.3 - SPF record checks

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Thu May 30 14:20:55 UTC 2013


I noticed in the 9.3.3 announcement the following new SPF check:

   Adds a new configuration option, "check-spf"; valid values are
   "warn" (default) and "ignore".  When set to "warn", checks SPF
   and TXT records in spf format, warning if either resource record
   type occurs without a corresponding record of the other resource
   record type.  [RT #33355]

I'm a bit curious about this because I thought that the SPF record type
was being deprecated - section 3.1 of

If it is being deprecated, then checking for an SPF record and finding
no corresponding TXT record makes sense, but finding a TXT record and
warning that there is no SPF record would seem a little pointless.


John Horne, Plymouth University, UK
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