I didn't find what I was looking for when searching the web and the ServerFault site, so I posted my question:

Multiple SPF records for multiple domains

Others have marked the question as a duplicate and I want to "remedy" the situation because now I am getting warnings that my account will be locked out if I keep misbehaving.

So what should I do? Delete my question? It already has an accepted answer with up-votes. How how can I remedy this situation?

  • I am getting warnings that my account will be locked out if I keep misbehaving. What warning exactly? SE changed some settings for warnings and I wonder if you're getting snagged even though you're account looks Okay. Also, I'm pretty sure questions closed as duplicates don't count against you (voting on those Qs still would).
    – Chris S
    Nov 14, 2014 at 16:07

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You were a victim of a drive-by closing...at least as far as my vote is concerned. I definitely won't remember something from back in April at this point.

I upvoted your question just now and nominated it for re-opening.

The question is decent enough in that the Canonical doesn't specifically cite that only a single SPF record can be used...otherwise I would still agree with the duplicate reasoning.

Almost ALL of the questions regarding SPF records here come from devops setting up a web server with SMTP and wondering how to set one up that really have no idea what an SPF record even is. It was only a matter of time before most of the regulars here started seeing the word SPF in a question and immediately thinking "close...dupe". Your question just happened to be one of those that IMO is decent enough to stay but that we simply didn't read carefully enough.

  • Editing the "canonical" answer, or providing a better one, wouldn't go amiss either. Nov 14, 2014 at 14:58
  • @MichaelHampton - just edited the canonical.
    – TheCleaner
    Nov 14, 2014 at 15:06
  • Can we (re)close this as a dupe now then ?
    – user9517
    Nov 14, 2014 at 15:47
  • :) - I guess we could, but the OP is concerned they'll be sent to time out.
    – TheCleaner
    Nov 14, 2014 at 15:49
  • Thanks for your help. I'm no longer getting unsettling warnings while posting my new question. Nov 14, 2014 at 15:51
  • @TheCleaner, saw your update on the canonical, and now I see why. Very tastefully done - thanks!
    – MadHatter
    Nov 15, 2014 at 8:14

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