Learn about SPF

Information about SPF, what SPF does and how SPF works

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Should an SPF be implemented in both sender and receiver in order to avoid spoofing?

SPF must be implemented on the sender's side and the recipient must be doing SPF validation on emails coming into their network.
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How to create an SPF record in DNS using Cloudflare?

Demonstration of how to create an SPF record in DNS using Cloudflare which authorizes G Suite to send emails
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I have SPF, do I really need DMARC to protect my domain? What does DMARC do that SPF does not?

How does SPF compare to DMARC and why is DMARC needed to stop domain phishing and spoofing?
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SPF record troubleshooting and top tips

SPF record troubleshooting and top tips
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Querying SPF, DKIM and DMARC records

How to query SPF, DKIM and DMARC records using the command line and terminal
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What is SPF?

What is SPF or Sender Policy Framework?
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What is an include in SPF?

What is the include statement found in an SPF record?
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Most common SPF includes used by well known email providers.

List of SPF includes used by 12 common email sending services and the number of DNS lookups each will use.
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What if my email provider supports only SPF?

My email provider supports only SPF and does not support DKIM, what should I do?
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Can I use only SPF and DMARC, without DKIM?

Suggestion on why SPF should be used along with DKIM to improve email deliverability.
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What is the +all mechanism in SPF and should I use it?

Information on the +all mechanism in SPF, what it means and why it should not be used in your SPF records.
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Which DNS record type is used by SPF?

Information on the record type used by SPF and the old deprecated record type which should not be used.
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Does SPF protect my domain from spoofing?

Information on how SPF works, what identifier it uses for authentication and how to protect your domain from being spoofed.
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Invalid SPF record mechanism

I received an SPF PermError, what caused this? What are some of the causes for an invalid SPF record?
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PTR mechanism in an SPF record

What is a ptr record, how does it work and why it should not be used as a mechanism in an SPF record?
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Multiple SPF records

Should I include multiple SPF records in DNS for each service I use?
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SPF DNS Lookup Limit

SPF DNS Lookup Limit - “Too many DNS lookups” error
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SPF Hard Fail vs SPF Soft Fail

What is SPF hard fail and SPF soft fail? Here are some examples that illustrate the difference between SPF hard fail and soft fail.
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Updated over a week ago