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From: Jon Rowlan
Date: 2008-05-13 13:14:05 -0400
Subject: Re: "SPF result TempError: DNS request refused"

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SPF is a special record that is set up in DNS. Some mail servers insist
on it I am given to believe (hotmail etc).

You would need to get your DNS query to resolve the SPF from DNS

A DNS query on the domain is one thing, a check on the MX is another,
but if SPF is required and it isn't present your mail will failed to be
delivered. I don't know how to force nslookup or dig to check SPF.

Check your destination domain on something like dnsstuff.com that may
enlighten you on how DNS is set up at the remote end. This site will
also explain SPF more fully.


-----Original Message-----
From: milters-bounce@milter.info [mailto:milters-bounce@milter.info] On
Behalf Of Grant Taylor
Sent: 13 May 2008 16:42
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Subject: [milters] "SPF result TempError: DNS request refused"

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I'm having a weird error show up in logs for a domain that I'm not quite

sure what is causing the problem.  I am getting the following error in=20
logs when milter-spiff is trying to do an SPF check.

May 13 10:19:18 <host> sm-mta[941]: <msgid>: Milter: to=3D<sender>,=20
reject=3D451 4.4.3 sender <recipient> via <connecting IP> SPF result=20
TempError: DNS request refused

Milter-spiff is working just fine for 98% (+) other things just like it=20
should be.

What I don't understand is what is meant by "DNS request refused".  I=20
can manually do an "nslookup -query=3Dtxt <sending_domain.tld>" and get=20
the expected result with out a problem.

Any help that any one can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Grant. . . .

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