I noticed today that emails seemed very thin on the ground and my wife hadn't received an email she was expecting so after much head scratching I thought I'd have a look at the Status and Service Alerts pages on the Zen portal. Found this service alert;
From Thursday 3 August Zen's mail servers will be honoring SPF records as published by sending domains.
Where SPF experiences a SPF FAIL we will reject this email.
If emails are getting rejected for failing SPF we advise to check and confirm your SPF records are adequate for your domain.
For domains held with Zen please call our Support teams who can offer assistance.
Posted: Thu, 03/08/2017 15:49 by Paul Stead
I own two domains and for years I have had these set up as forwarders, sending all email from about 6 separate email addresses to the Zen mail server and I can then pick them all up using Outlook. This is now just about impossible and I've found that a number of important emails have bounced back to clients without me knowing. Zen support told me to add a SPF record to my domains but this has had no effect and I can't see how it would work with forwarding.
I'm fairly brassed off at this but hey ho, that's the internet. However, what I'd really like is a solution, has anyone else experienced this and found a workaround? The only temporary solution I've found if to forward the emails to a Gmail account that obviously doesn't use SPF, but it's not ideal. I've done some research and the concensus seems to be that SPF [censored] up forwarding and there isn't a solution but I'm open to any ideas.