I believe my situation is extremely common. I have a site with the following setup. Registrar is Network Solutions. The DNS points to the webserver on Host Gator and the Email hosted on Google apps.
Recently, email that is being sent from the domain (firstname.lastname@example.org) at host gator started going into the spam of the one of the accounts hosted in Google apps (email@example.com).
I know I need to set up SPF records and DKIM keys so I did that earlier this week. Now that everything has propagated, it still isn't working. All mail sent from domain.com goes into spam on firstname.lastname@example.org. Sending email from the domain.com to other email addresses (not gmail) seem to be fine.
It's not likely to be a header issue, as I've tried multiple header setups.
- Registrar: Network Solutions - Setup DKIM and SPF record here
- Web Host: Host Gator - I tried to set up SPF here, but started thinking perhaps I should be doing network solutions instead
- Email: Google Apps - Generated key & Enabled DKIM
Keys have been modified, so don't bother making sure they match between screens :)
Google Apps Setup:
tl;dr - Email sent from my hostgator site goes into gmail spam. Am I doing something completely wrong or do I just have a fundamental misunderstanding of how this is supposed to work?
Perhaps DKIM still isn't fully propagated? That's what I was waiting on to hit "Activate" in Google Apps.
Delivered-To: email@example.com Received: by 10.107.39.139 with SMTP id n133csp1108697ion; Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:25:27 -0800 (PST) X-Received: by 10.202.94.132 with SMTP id s126mr11449426oib.34.1457288727279; Sun, 06 Mar 2016 10:25:27 -0800 (PST) Return-Path: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Received: from gateway32.websitewelcome.com (gateway32.websitewelcome.com. [18.104.22.168]) by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id n206si9214038oif.52.2016.03.06.10.25.27 for <email@example.com> (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 bits=128/128); Sun, 06 Mar 2016 10:25:27 -0800 (PST) Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of firstname.lastname@example.org designates 22.214.171.124 as permitted sender) client-ip=126.96.36.199; Authentication-Results: mx.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of email@example.com designates 188.8.131.52 as permitted sender) firstname.lastname@example.org Received: from cm1.websitewelcome.com (cm.websitewelcome.com [184.108.40.206]) by gateway32.websitewelcome.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id E8B7E30F18F0A for <email@example.com>; Sun, 6 Mar 2016 12:25:26 -0600 (CST) Received: from gator3081.hostgator.com ([220.127.116.11]) by cm1.websitewelcome.com with id SiRR1s00X2AB1R601iRSyK; Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:25:26 -0600 Received: from ccaw by gator3081.hostgator.com with local (Exim 4.86_1) (envelope-from <firstname.lastname@example.org>) id 1acdMr-000HzA-8r for email@example.com; Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:25:25 -0600 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Request from CCAW.net X-PHP-Script: ccaw.net/old/test.php for 18.104.22.168 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 From: Al <email@example.com> Reply-To: Recipient Name <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Request from CCAW.net X-Mailer: PHP/5.4.45 Message-Id: <E1acdMr-000HzAemail@example.com> Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:25:25 -0600 X-AntiAbuse: This header was added to track abuse, please include it with any abuse report X-AntiAbuse: Primary Hostname - gator3081.hostgator.com X-AntiAbuse: Original Domain - gmail.com X-AntiAbuse: Originator/Caller UID/GID - [33055 500] / [47 12] X-AntiAbuse: Sender Address Domain - gator3081.hostgator.com X-BWhitelist: no X-Source-IP: X-Exim-ID: 1acdMr-000HzA-8r X-Source: /opt/php54/bin/php-cgi X-Source-Args: /opt/php54/bin/php-cgi /home3/ccaw/public_html/old/test.php X-Source-Dir: ccaw.net:/public_html/old X-Source-Sender: X-Source-Auth: ccaw X-Email-Count: 1 X-Source-Cap: Y2NhdztjY2F3O2dhdG9yMzA4MS5ob3N0Z2F0b3IuY29t SPF Record now set