How Phishing Paves the Way for Ransomware Attacks?

How Phishing Paves the Way for Ransomware Attacks?

Hyperconnectivity is one of the key determinants of the digital world. This means that nothing exists in isolation, not even the cybersecurity attacks that impend over this space. This is particularly true for phishing and ransomware attacks.  The synergy between the two cyberattacks is executed through the initial success of phishing, which allows ransomware to…

SPF Flattening vs. SPF Macros: Choosing the Right Approach for Your Organization

SPF Flattening vs. SPF Macros: Choosing the Right Approach for Your Organization

Email authentication standards are maturing and now, the SPF protocol also has some new elements to add to its list; we are talking about the SPF flattening technique and SPF macros. These relatively newer features offer an alternative approach to address the complexities linked with email authentication and deliverability.  This blog discusses SPF flattening and…

Sender Policy Framework Error Code 550- What Prompts it?

Sender Policy Framework Error Code 550- What Prompts it?

Sender Policy Framework allows domain owners to specify all the IP addresses that they allow to be used for sending emails. They can instruct recipients how to deal with emails sent from unauthorized IP addresses. However, sometimes, their SPF record encounters error code 550– which can prompt due to several reasons. At times, it prompts…

Including Third-Party Vendors in Your SPF Record is Important; Here’s How It’s Done

Including Third-Party Vendors in Your SPF Record is Important; Here’s How It’s Done

Businesses outsource many tasks to third-party vendors, and if they send emails on your behalf, it’s important you make them a part of your SPF record. Otherwise, the situation will lead to email deliverability issues, which may go unnoticed for a long time, hampering communication, productivity, and operations at multiple levels. Also, ensure the team…

AI Automation is Enabling CISOs and Their Teams to Be Quick and Accurate

AI Automation is Enabling CISOs and Their Teams to Be Quick and Accurate

Tech experts say that AI won’t replace humans any time soon. This is true. However, AI is empowering humans to automate easy and voluminous tasks, allowing them to utilize their time and focus on something more concrete to their cybersecurity strategies.  AI tools are being widely used in the cybersecurity field for filtering out large…

How to Fix “550 5.7 0 Email Rejected Per SPF Policy”

How to Fix “550 5.7 0 Email Rejected Per SPF Policy”

Email deliverability is one of the most pertinent struggles that most organizations struggle with. The hardest part about this is getting to the root cause of your emails not landing in the recipient’s inbox. Among all the reasons that impact your email deliverability, “550 5.7.0 Email Rejected Per SPF Policy” stands out as a significant…

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 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…

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…