The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an email-authentication technique which is used to prevent spammers from sending messages on behalf of your domain.
With SPF an organisation can publish authorized mail servers.
SPF is, just like DMARC, a email authentication technique that uses DNS (Domain Name Service).
How do I create SPF records for my domain?
Adding an SPF record
- Log in to your Name.com account.
- Click on the MY DOMAINS button, located on the top right hand corner.
- Click on the domain name you wish to create an SPF record for.
- Click Manage DNS Records, in the DNS column.
- Here you will add the desired SPF record, provided by your host. Select TXT in the Type drop-down menu.
What is SPF record used for?
An SPF record is a Sender Policy Framework record. It’s used to indicate to mail exchanges which hosts are authorized to send mail for a domain. It’s defined in RFC 4408, and clarified by RFC 7208.
What does SPF SoftFail mean?
~ SoftFail, an IP that matches a mechanism with this qualifier will soft fail SPF, which means that the host should accept the mail, but mark it as an SPF failure. ?
What is SPF and DKIM?
In a nutshell, SPF allows email senders to define which IP addresses are allowed to send mail for a particular domain, while DKIM provides an encryption key and digital signature that verifies that an email message was not forged or altered.