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Add server wide IP address or IP range to SPF email authentication configuration

Peter Armstrong shared this idea 8 years ago
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Our mail server normally uses the main IP address of the server, but we recently had a spam problem and we changed the mail server to use an alternative IP address by editing /etc/mailips


This caused a problem for those cPanel accounts who had SPF checking enabled, because the new IP address wasn't listed on their cPanel. We had to manually add them. Also anytime someone creates a new account and enables SPF checking, it will add the server's main IP address but not check /etc/mailips for other IP addresses. This causes a problem.


I think there should be a facility for adding an IP address, or an IP range, to every cPanel account that has SPF checking enabled.

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Agreed but also allow to add includes so it's easy to add remove IP's from all records at the same time :)

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I agree with this Feature Request; if custom_mailips in /etc/exim.conf.localopts is set to 1, cPanel should check to see if the server usese /etc/mailips. If it does, the IP set up as "*: " should be added to the SPF records instead of the server's main IP. I've actually worked up a solution to this that modifies 3 cPanel perl modules and have verified that it works in a testing environment:


Cpanel::DIp

Cpanel::DIp::MainIP

Cpanel::SPF


I've attached the solution, perhaps it could be taken into consideration since I've done most of the footwork.

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That is would save us the time.

Please cPanel, do consider and implement this.

Any chance we could get it any time soon? When?

Thanks,

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