The Emergence of Sender Policy Framework to Combat Email Phishing

The Emergence of Sender Policy Framework to Combat Email Phishing

Digitization is both a boon and a bane. With the rapid advancements in the technological sphere, there has been a steep rise in spiteful activities. The same holds true for positive ones as well.   On the other hand, one cannot ignore the key role played by emails, especially in the day-to-day work arena. Email is…

What is Gmail’s ‘Best Guess’ SPF Status?

What is Gmail’s ‘Best Guess’ SPF Status?

Gmail sometimes guesses the SPF status of senders lacking an SPF record published in their domain’s DNS. This so-called ‘best guess’ can harm genuine communications or let a spam email pass through; thus, it’s better to shield your domain with SPF so that Gmail doesn’t have to assume authenticity. Let’s give it a closer look….

Understanding How to Fix SPF Failure

Understanding How to Fix SPF Failure

Sender Policy Framework or SPF improves the sender’s reputation and email delivery in addition to keeping phishing and spoofing attacks at bay. However, the intricacies involved in creating and managing an SPF record can cause many instances of SPF failures. These issues should be identified, addressed, and fixed at the earliest to avoid downtime and…

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…

How to Set Up SPF and DKIM Records in GoDaddy?

How to Set Up SPF and DKIM Records in GoDaddy?

GoDaddy is a popular hosting provider that offers easy-to-follow instructions on adding SPF and DKIM DNS records to stay abreast of phishing and spoofing attacks attempted to tarnish your company’s name.  These DNS records help recipients’ servers to verify the authenticity of senders to categorize emails as legitimate and illegitimate. Generally, the changes made in…

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…

How to Merge SPF Records to Fix the ‘Multiple SPF Records’ Error?

How to Merge SPF Records to Fix the ‘Multiple SPF Records’ Error?

It’s a good practice to regularly run your SPF record through a trusted and credible online SPF checker to come across any existing configurational and syntactical errors. This ensures your fortifier against email phishing and spoofing is fit to fight.  If a lookup tool highlights the existence of multiple SPF records, then you need to…

Email Header Analysis: Let’s Know an Email’s Anatomy

Email Header Analysis: Let’s Know an Email’s Anatomy

You receive much more than a message and attachments in an email; we are talking about bits of information retrieved during an email header analysis. An email header is metadata that is automatically attached to every email to help determine the allocation of a message in the inbox. The general details in the email header…

A Guide to Choosing the Right SPF Flattening Tool for Your Organization

A Guide to Choosing the Right SPF Flattening Tool for Your Organization

With organizations with complex email infrastructure, implementing SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is no easy feat! If you’ve ever encountered the “SPF PermError: Too Many DNS Lookups,” know that your email deliverability is out for a toss owing to the SPF fail.  But why does this error message strike?  The SPF record has a DNS lookup…