SPF Softfail is a Smarter Choice Than SPF Hardfail; Let’s Find Out Why?

SPF Softfail is a Smarter Choice Than SPF Hardfail; Let’s Find Out Why?

There’s a constant online debate about which is better – SPF softfail or SPF hardfail. While the former is considered less secure, the latter has the risk of having even your genuine email conversations land in spam folders. This is because, at times, even genuine emails fail to pass spam filters and SPF authentication checks. …

SPF Record Checker : What is it? How Does it Work? And, Why Do You Need One?

SPF Record Checker : What is it? How Does it Work? And, Why Do You Need One?

An SPF record checker is a diagnostic tool that checks your SPF record to ensure it’s valid and free of syntactical and configurational errors. Let’s see how it checks if the SPF record is set up correctly and prevents phishing and spoofing attacks attempted in your business’ name. We are starting by discussing the basics. …

What is SPF? A Detailed Guide on Sender Policy Framework

What is SPF? A Detailed Guide on Sender Policy Framework

These days, hackers are getting highly sophisticated with their techniques which has resulted in a higher frequency of successful cyberattacks, including phishing and spoofing. SPF, DKIM, and DMARC are three email authentication protocols that avert hackers from sending fraudulent emails in the name of legitimate businesses.  As per the FBI’s 2022-IC3 annual report, 300,497 incidents…

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;…

What are SPF Records – Their Benefits, Uses, and How to Generate Them

What are SPF Records – Their Benefits, Uses, and How to Generate Them

SPF records for a domain can specify all the IP addresses allowed to send emails on behalf of your company. They work to prevent spoofing and phishing attacks by instructing recipients’ mailboxes to mark unauthorized emails as spam or reject their entries. Before understanding how SPF records work, let’s see what they look like.  Here’s…

SPF Too Many DNS Lookups : What Does it Mean and How to Fix it

SPF Too Many DNS Lookups : What Does it Mean and How to Fix it

Every time you query your DNS, it costs the validator (the recipient’s email system) resources like bandwidth and CPU memory. A maximum limit of 10 DNS lookups is imposed to avoid unreasonable load on the validator. If an SPF record exceeds this limit, SPF too many DNS lookups error or technically called the ‘Permerror’ comes…