Setting Up Sender Policy Framework for Amazon SES

Setting Up Sender Policy Framework for Amazon SES

Amazon Simple Email Service, or SES, is a cloud-based email-sending service developed for businesses that send marketing, notification, and transactional emails. Regardless of the types of emails you send, it’s crucial to protect them from threat actors. Without proper protection, illegitimate emails sent on your behalf could end up in the inboxes of recipients, potentially…

New Update: DMARC to be Mandatory for PCI DSS Compliance by 2025 

New Update: DMARC to be Mandatory for PCI DSS Compliance by 2025 

Here’s a harsh truth- your customers’ card transactions are not as secure as you might think. Even though card payments have opened up new avenues in the business world, there exists a problem! This payment method puts your customers at risk of credit card theft and jeopardizes the credibility of your business. Given the current…

How Does DNS Packet Fragmentation Affect the Sender Policy Framework?

How Does DNS Packet Fragmentation Affect the Sender Policy Framework?

For network administrators, understanding DNS packet fragmentation is crucial. When a DNS response packet is large and unable to fit within the MTU size, it’s divided into smaller fragments. MTU, or the maximum transmission unit, is the largest size of a packet or frame that can be sent across a data link. This process affects…

What is an SPF Record Flattener and Why Should you Consider Using it for Your Domain?

What is an SPF Record Flattener and Why Should you Consider Using it for Your Domain?

If your domain is already protected with the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) and you regularly update and monitor your SPF records, then we are sure you must be aware of the SPF lookup limit. But do you know how to get rid of this problem and stay within the lookup limit to avoid invalidation of…

When Should You Rotate Your DKIM Keys?

When Should You Rotate Your DKIM Keys?

DKIM key rotation is an important security measure that ensures your DKIM records and email ecosystem aren’t exploited for long if keys are compromised. While the frequency of rotation depends on the nature of your organization, the complexity level of your email infrastructure, the availability of resources, etc., it’s suggested that you rotate them at…

SPF Best Practices for Protection Against Email Spoofing and Phishing; A Guide for CISOs

SPF Best Practices for Protection Against Email Spoofing and Phishing; A Guide for CISOs

Emails are important yet one of the most vulnerable strings of corporate communication. Not to forget how AI-written sophisticated emails are making it more challenging for CISOs to deploy filters to detect and burn illegitimate emails. Gone are the days when detecting poor grammar, inconsistencies, unprofessional graphics, etc., was enough to tag an email as…

How do you set up SPF and DKIM for Shopify?

How do you set up SPF and DKIM for Shopify?

Shopify is an e-commerce platform based out of Canada, and if you have an online store listed on it, then adding SPF and DKIM records is important. This ensures no unauthorized entity sends spoofed emails on your behalf to fool recipients into sharing personal and financial details.  You can test your email address by sending…

Solving the ‘Too Many DNS Lookup’ Error

Solving the ‘Too Many DNS Lookup’ Error

An SPF record can encounter different types of errors, causing it to become invalid and incapable of offering protection against phishing and spoofing email messages. These errors arise due to exceeding the character length limit, incorrect use of syntax, misconfigurations, etc. Once the error is resolved, the instances of false positives and protocol breakage stop…

Resolving “The DNS Record Type 99 (SPF) Has Been Deprecated” Error

Resolving “The DNS Record Type 99 (SPF) Has Been Deprecated” Error

As per RFC 7208 Section 3.1, the developers felt the necessity to assign a new DNS RR type. However, in 2014, it was deprecated as they discovered that TXT type RR was a better choice for SPF records.  Today, SPF records must only be published as a DNS TXT RR; otherwise, it will encounter the…

SPF Records Explained : All About Basic and Advanced Syntaxes
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SPF Records Explained : All About Basic and Advanced Syntaxes

It can be a bit confusing to create an SPF record if it’s your first time. This guide on SPF record explanation talks about basic and advanced SPF syntaxes that will help you generate an error-free and properly configured record for your domain.  SPF Record Basic Syntax Here SPF record is explained in two categories;…