Have you ever received an email from yourself that you did not send?

While some conspiracy theorists may say that it’s an email from their past or future self, the reality is that someone has impersonated your email address and is sending SPAM to other people!

 

How can you stop this?

By adding an SPF record in your DNS management, you can easily prevent this from happening.

The SPF record is basically a list of email servers that are allowed to send mail for the domain in question.

 

How do you add an SPF record?

The SPF record is a simple TXT record that can be added from your DNS management portal. This could be your domain registrar, your web hosting provider, or a third-party service (such as Cloudflare) that you use for this.

Here is an example SPF record that allows both a private email server and Outlook/Microsoft 365 to send emails:

v=spf1 +ip4=192.168.10.10 +include:spf.protection.outlook.com -all

 

NOTE – Anything that has a + sign in front of it is allowed while anything with a sign in front is not allowed to send email.

 

If you have any questions about SPF records or need our help to set one up, open a support ticket from your Client Area and our friendly team will be happy to help.