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does not designate permitted sender hosts

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Hi Everyone
 
I am hoping someone can assist me with the following issue. I have SPF and DKIM configured on my domain, which appear to be setup correctly but when I examine the message header of an email I sent I see the following entry "None (protection.outlook.com: za.cfao.com does not designate permitted sender hosts)"

Just to add I am using Exclaimer for signature management.

Please can someone examine the header below and advised if I configured something incorrectly.
 
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"Delivered-To: nsadheo@gmail.com
Received: by 2002:a4f:c15:0:0:0:0:0 with SMTP id 21csp930979ivm;
        Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:30:56 -0700 (PDT)
X-Google-Smtp-Source: APXvYqyk6Zvuz4Zzp1WUwoJQlz3EsF/mENO5B7uNOXkWXKiQUJ9CmIl25//eS3gDvDa/NqaFIZJg
X-Received: by 2002:a17:906:158c:: with SMTP id k12mr31626198ejd.83.1566394255976;
        Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:30:55 -0700 (PDT)
ARC-Seal: i=2; a=rsa-sha256; t=1566394255; cv=pass;
        d=google.com; s=arc-20160816;
        b=lbJV6glrTA9esPnHzJRI/x2ugMmh1yM0zYOO4Hmhvpeuwblxjcnlf4yErbNS9ShdTC
         zz7tB3Tlp63d+mH95cXl0tVS6pXE852lUmxX47jdY5tuQ86Mn788xO/HP8y1VlFlamK2
         zTuOJ3ow4d264I2lPWXgueWLQOOwVvjyLOsz0hxpo4TIfLY+YLvTr2XlDUW7F4ZIC50o
         fjfU5YP15UvEHg4+YPHRqmiMQyp6DT6No71nhWhbZyCdzTWFs6A8a2QJEYYuY5hccLd7
         4sHcycJKruMu0BIGoa7e5O/BS5zXRxqoPzN9IvrMQu0IiI0hQS4Fc+iqTs+RRuRnl8Ex
         z3bA==
ARC-Message-Signature: i=2; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=google.com; s=arc-20160816;
        h=mime-version:content-language:accept-language:message-id:date
         :thread-index:thread-topic:subject:to:from:dkim-signature;
        bh=mEa8xeBYgC5oDAMvVia716t3ct7BI+dA6l0bklr8UAM=;
        b=AC+iiIgfhye53K/jD2GTMuQhsu1Us5iZQcxKe/x1ww59llPOzWCipIVOSJ6kO2/kM5
         5QesFTIYMNlMRaJwaHWOkR+Muy2SRaaxpPhLc4lpbjmdZpgtxKZlyLmuXkx3UZvIVjzL
         hMOz4U7K6G0iDr8LgxsRRCjMWjUMBQAE6ohKsxlTT4aA1aiCp/Fqe48DjpBK8/Wwkj+5
         Ui8Lvtv2xiwFIuRtITLmBNz0+Z2dbInt1pTAsMQhE5dJyH7TjIuFaPB484UNz3m21xX6
         S1WKMEPP19uGuXCFJUtkSmZyJub93td7GsYXCE3v765FkYeTV7SukV6EQavzyE7esCLR
         OOtA==
ARC-Authentication-Results: i=2; mx.google.com;
       dkim=pass header.i=@za.cfao.com header.s=selector2 header.b=FP6CtFnn;
       arc=pass (i=1 spf=pass spfdomain=za.cfao.com dkim=pass dkdomain=za.cfao.com dmarc=pass fromdomain=za.cfao.com);
       spf=pass (google.com: domain of nsadheo@za.cfao.com designates 40.107.5.95 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=nsadheo@za.cfao.com
Return-Path: <nsadheo@za.cfao.com>
Received: from EUR03-VE1-obe.outbound.protection.outlook.com (mail-eopbgr50095.outbound.protection.outlook.com. [40.107.5.95])
        by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id p9si10358093ejf.115.2019.08.21.06.30.55
        for <nsadheo@gmail.com>
        (version=TLS1_2 cipher=ECDHE-RSA-AES128-SHA bits=128/128);
        Wed, 21 Aug 2019 06:30:55 -0700 (PDT)
Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of nsadheo@za.cfao.com designates 40.107.5.95 as permitted sender) client-ip=40.107.5.95;
Authentication-Results: mx.google.com;
       dkim=pass header.i=@za.cfao.com header.s=selector2 header.b=FP6CtFnn;
       arc=pass (i=1 spf=pass spfdomain=za.cfao.com dkim=pass dkdomain=za.cfao.com dmarc=pass fromdomain=za.cfao.com);
       spf=pass (google.com: domain of nsadheo@za.cfao.com designates 40.107.5.95 as permitted sender) smtp.mailfrom=nsadheo@za.cfao.com
ARC-Seal: i=1; a=rsa-sha256; s=arcselector9901; d=microsoft.com; cv=none; b=F+DwKETlHrzExLzhUmKe8DYH+g1ahFs/Ec9iuYU3WMOuPoD9LotwlIEWnRWr2ECk4a/jkV7N1x3bMakycJaZK/PYADiDo5GLXeaatvirya0YnMIYTNAV3rsmCKOxge1fkYTEi53IYOKBEy6kwAFnMEFlL9szBZ7JnUNyFu1tm17huZXUl4DT8nzAPcJs21gu5o2hGkKhPW7goMWDyZ/VVfQS7/q+X6uOwXStbGHhitkh2tw0Z6N7D4GPdU1WMxjrrmXYta4V2mGRvwM8K6s+QIEZx0h+2nmwvYQm9j5VeWQLsJ6HxWmVW4TDYBVbK7hjVk5l20iGZzpUnmndHc6Jjw==
ARC-Message-Signature: i=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=microsoft.com; s=arcselector9901; h=From:Date:Subject:Message-ID:Content-Type:MIME-Version:X-MS-Exchange-SenderADCheck; bh=mEa8xeBYgC5oDAMvVia716t3ct7BI+dA6l0bklr8UAM=; b=OlIwiuD9XISvwzVd1HdhPWx6ADnQiHYi+SUnkn6XGlIYa0RLu27hdFJbPDupi6xFv/LFyXqjv+g2gGpsAWY5nVvIPqICsw6iF7kYot/oEmYlsyoabmZbY2kIQAqXrxOn0eLMv/V0/2saTO3KM0SuhWENDBfZ4HeJ3F8L6O7QqI5a+g0KMR5SxDeapiLVD/qTZ5RxFcyPHeysnw1o0j4fmtIPI8ZPAM8JYufhdO/AkWgsDC6N3JraMUvwVeE23tmYZBzruS6Ip51aiUuoeGMY3YBAhYnFlQgbPNXgy4WwRfxeCeLhoR7jzA1QXHrUNjY/qjMrYGtS4LsSw8eUWM2ewg==
ARC-Authentication-Results: i=1; mx.microsoft.com 1; spf=pass smtp.mailfrom=za.cfao.com; dmarc=pass action=none header.from=za.cfao.com; dkim=pass header.d=za.cfao.com; arc=none
DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=za.cfao.com; s=selector2; h=From:Date:Subject:Message-ID:Content-Type:MIME-Version:X-MS-Exchange-SenderADCheck; bh=mEa8xeBYgC5oDAMvVia716t3ct7BI+dA6l0bklr8UAM=; b=FP6CtFnnw6NVQziPrjiZsfdDEBYGCCmQAq3O5/goannAvxIwiT8pJagAe9vqYgQOcn/OXY4lB0SqUmS5UfrZi/iumosCAUW8fd/dOm/ltG+4OyZ41zecTdTflhNvdiSgxEUldjLvURAnYgyFjxxCjzCMQEq7gVp/N8lAwZ2E7Rk=
Received: from DB8P190MB0730.EURP190.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM (52.135.63.144) by DB8P190MB0730.EURP190.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM (52.135.63.144) with Microsoft SMTP Server (version=TLS1_2, cipher=TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384) id 15.20.2178.16; Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:54 +0000
Received: from DB8P190MB0730.EURP190.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM ([fe80::71bf:4419:8bc4:a699]) by DB8P190MB0730.EURP190.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM ([fe80::71bf:4419:8bc4:a699%2]) with mapi id 15.20.2178.020; Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:54 +0000
From: Navishkar SADHEO <nsadheo@za.cfao.com>
To: NC Sadheo <nsadheo@gmail.com>
Subject: test1
Thread-Topic: test1
Thread-Index: AdVYJKY9mClFl38XRWend63MaL4MVg==
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:30:54 +0000
Message-ID: <DB8P190MB0730A5E666636DC0871F162FF1AA0@DB8P190MB0730.EURP190.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM>
Accept-Language: en-US
Content-Language: en-US
X-MS-Has-Attach:
X-MS-TNEF-Correlator:
authentication-results: spf=none (sender IP is ) smtp.mailfrom=nsadheo@za.cfao.com;
x-originating-ip: [105.23.225.190]
x-ms-publictraffictype: Email
x-ms-office365-filtering-correlation-id: cf0e2d89-8b6b-48db-e189-08d7263bcad7
x-microsoft-antispam: BCL:0;PCL:0;RULEID:(2390118)(7020095)(4652040)(8989299)(4534185)(4627221)(201703031133081)(201702281549075)(8990200)(5600148)(711020)(4605104)(1401327)(2017052603328)(7193020);SRVR:DB8P190MB0730;
x-ms-traffictypediagnostic: DB8P190MB0730:
x-microsoft-antispam-prvs: <DB8P190MB0730D72F146971F54A573808F1AA0@DB8P190MB0730.EURP190.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM>
x-ms-oob-tlc-oobclassifiers: OLM:1728;
x-forefront-prvs: 0136C1DDA4
x-forefront-antispam-report: SFV:NSPM;SFS:(10019020)(4636009)(346002)(396003)(376002)(366004)(136003)(39850400004)(199004)(189003)(81156014)(26005)(55016002)(6116002)(186003)(9686003)(3846002)(54896002)(6306002)(73894003)(74316002)(316002)(2906002)(102836004)(99286004)(6506007)(256004)(71190400001)(71200400001)(8936002)(33656002)(790700001)(7736002)(4270600006)(6436002)(25786009)(7116003)(6916009)(476003)(14454004)(486006)(76116006)(7696005)(66066001)(1411001)(66446008)(64756008)(66946007)(66476007)(66556008)(217283003)(52536014)(5660300002)(86362001)(8676002)(53936002)(81166006)(478600001);DIR:OUT;SFP:1102;SCL:1;SRVR:DB8P190MB0730;H:DB8P190MB0730.EURP190.PROD.OUTLOOK.COM;FPR:;SPF:None;LANG:en;PTR:InfoNoRecords;A:0;MX:1;
received-spf: None (protection.outlook.com: za.cfao.com does not designate permitted sender hosts)
x-ms-exchange-senderadcheck: 1
x-microsoft-antispam-message-info: s8HgQRDDo8xAYqnGArehkBX6oT8ql8aX1kVqtuMf+kHwheBv6i0An7xYGP7tvMkVskJljufiIPvSoWm7q166ekbNowo0HY2g0VptApLjHACVN+WRyRd1kXwfpT74x2BodJ2dS7BCsTzX6Ax1FZ1cq8FhDmRj8InG2vLlXes69Lgpwf8cHwbc578zHeALzuTHakLe7XlVZYLvL6/MQjLq+ARP1A7ybfgxvtMiJnk8keKAxOTB8+hblcaXjov0WsFtHvtKLr7fMLPlJUWOMYzMzoo383lWUX//97BLdB/tZbE=
x-ms-exchange-transport-forked: True
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="_000_DB8P190MB0730A5E666636DC0871F162FF1AA0DB8P190MB0730EURP_"
MIME-Version: 1.0
X-OriginatorOrg: za.cfao.com
X-MS-Exchange-CrossTenant-Network-Message-Id: cf0e2d89-8b6b-48db-e189-08d7263bcad7
X-MS-Exchange-CrossTenant-originalarrivaltime: 21 Aug 2019 13:30:54.3575 (UTC)
X-MS-Exchange-CrossTenant-fromentityheader: Hosted
X-MS-Exchange-CrossTenant-id: 15d1f070-0301-4099-9892-b8198001c1a6
X-MS-Exchange-CrossTenant-mailboxtype: HOSTED
X-MS-Exchange-CrossTenant-userprincipalname: ydoY64BQKqKLBzQBXy9uHHQqH1OTIdPN8oEyGwTG1DnCr2DEBjsc6ZYrkvgO8e/0qKNxTENPNdgObCvlqFC/YQ==
X-MS-Exchange-Transport-CrossTenantHeadersStamped: DB8P190MB0730

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6 Replies
best response confirmed by Navishkar Sadheo (Regular Contributor)
Solution

You SPF record is fine, and you're passing dkim/dmarc checks as well as evident from the headers. Ignore the line, the server probably failed to fetch the DNS records or something.

Thanks @Vasil Michev 

 

but I get that line in the header for every message I send. Could it not indicate a problem somewhere......or just ignore it?

I think you can just ignore it. That's actually stamped on the message outbound and, from what I have seen, not reflective of any actual failure. If you were to sent that message to another 365 user, that "X-Forefront-Antispam-Report" part would get renamed to "X-Forefront-Antispam-Report-Untrusted" and a new X-Forefront-Antispam-Report header would be stamped in the message. The actual auth checks done by gmail in that header show it passes.

@Andy David - Thank you for that information Andy.

@Andy David 

We can not ignore this error : some mail servers mark emails as spam because of it:

Received-SPF: None (protection.outlook.com: bcdiploma.com does not designate permitted sender hosts)

A lot of people encounter this error and there's no solution on the multiple thread I've read... 

@Navishkar Sadheo 

 

This issue will result on some emails being incorrectly classified as SPAM, this should resolve the issue:

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/exchange/mail-flow-best-practices/manage-mail-flow-using-third-part...