Did you know Email Phishing has increased by 350% in the last year and that 1 out of 3 companies has been victims of email scams? Incorporating an SPF record checker in your emailing strategy along with GoDMARC will enable a double shield on all the emails you send to your vendors and customers and all your mails your customers forward.
The SPF Record Checker is an additional security layer that aids receiving servers to determine whether a mail is sent from an original domain (a company) or whether a spammer is forging the domain’s name to send messages.
If your primary mode of networking and communication is emails, know that you will be on a forever-going battle with hackers, scammers, and spammers. Emails are most vulnerable to forgery – they can be easily faked without a robust security and authentication standards.
With technological advancements, scammers have also upped their games. They use more innovative techniques to scam domains that the traditional safety tools are not picking up.
SPF Records help organizations establish validated mail servers. Implemented with GoDMARC and DKIM, the receiving servers can recognize the trustworthiness of incoming mail through SPF and prevent any misuse. SMTP servers which are authorized to send emails should not exceed a lookup limit of 10.
Our SPF Record Checker is one of the clients' most preferred email security systems. More than hundreds of firms have established a secure emailing system with GoDMARC SPF. Instead of the traditional TXT record type, we use a single text TXT record definition to establish vital email networking.
At GoDMARC, we link SPF and DMARC information to provide the recipient server comprehensive insights on the legitimacy of an incoming mail through DNS (Domain Name Service). Once SPF and DMARC are implemented, you will list the email servers or the IP addresses that can send messages on behalf of your business domain.
SPF Email Authentication System is Not an Option Anymore, but Rather an Important Standard in Email Marketing
Due to the increasing cases of email phishing and ransomware attacks worldwide, ISPs have established the strongest security protocols to prevent forgers from sending fake emails. The ISPs security checks automatically flag illegal or suspicious messages as ‘SPAM’ or alert the recipient when the incoming mail’s credentials are not validated.
If your emailing system does not incorporate SPF authentication, your emails will most likely land in the SPAM folder and hurt your networking and marketing. Therefore, if you wish to optimize your email campaign results and orevent spoofing attacks, implement GoDMARC’s SPF validation tool.
It is important to understand these two terms before implementing SPF.
In certain scenarios, an email can land in a customer’s spam folder despite SPF implementation. This SPF failure happens when the SPF record checker cannot locate the sender’s IP address in your listed record. This could happen in two case scenarios – Hard fail and Soft Fail.
Example of SPF Hard Fail:
v=spf1 ip4:192.168.0.1 -all
In the above case, the minus sign (-) before ‘all’ indicates that all emails from senders whose IPs are not listed in the SPF record shall be deemed as ‘Hard Fail,’ i.e., unauthorized, and should be discarded immediately. Mails from the IP address '5:162:178.2.3' only shall be considered legitimate and must be validated.
Example of SPF SoftFail:
v=spf1 include:spf.protection.outlook.com ~all
In the above case, the tilde sign (~) indicates that all IP addresses that are not listed on the SPF record created by you shall be considered ‘SoftFail,’ i.e., categorized as ‘SPAM’ or ‘Suspicious’ and would be notified to the recipient. In the above case, the SPF record authorizes the sender SMTP server to send mails. Emails coming from other domain servers other than listed source shall be categorized as SPAM.
Note: The recipient server may not honor the request despite your notification.
Emails are the most powerful and affordable marketing and business communication tool that is virtually indispensable. However, if your emailing system is not upgraded and robust, it could sever your business reputation with a single email in SPAM.
SPF and GoDMARC is an affordable solution that you must seek to make your business email domain remain anti-forgery lifelong.
We implement the world's best SPF protocols effortlessly and prevent spoofing.
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