Google Provides Incorrect SPF Record Info for Use with Google Apps

If you’re using SPF Records with email powered by Google Apps, you most likely have a problem — a BIG one. Your email is likely getting flagged as spam, and not getting to important recipients. The (incorrect) SPF Record recommended by Google is:

v=spf1 include:aspmx.googlemail.com ~all

Unfortunately due to a problem with how Google is routing email internally, this WILL cause your outgoing emails to be flagged as spam, even when being read by another Google-based account. Great…thanks, Google! Read more on Google Provides Incorrect SPF Record Info for Use with Google Apps…

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Google No Longer at War with Search Engine Optimizers

Or, perhaps they never were…

Unfortunately in the Internet marketing world there is a lot of mud-slinging and spreading of misconceptions. Google gets blamed for a lot, and has often been said to hate and/or penalize search engine optimizers. At times I too get skeptical and suspicious of the behemoth that Google has become, but the bottom line is, they have a job to do, and that involves creating guidelines for sites to abide by, and keeping spam out of the index. The truth is that they don’t hate search engine optimizers, but what they don’t like are spammers, and those who are a little too “creative”, shall we say, in their methods of trying to get sites to the top. Read more on Google No Longer at War with Search Engine Optimizers…

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