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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by pachiko, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. pachiko

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    Hello,
    Is there any risk when using SPF record to prevent spamming from domains in my server?

    What kind of problems can i see when deploying this solution for all accounts in server?

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  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Simply adding SPF records to your domain names will not stop actual SPAM or attempts to spoof your email address. It's simply a verification method that mail servers can use to determine if a message is from a legitimate IP address. It is helpful when remote mail servers implement SPF verification. While having a SPF record is helpful and should not result in any problems, you have to enable the following option in "WHM Home » Service Configuration » Exim Configuration Manager" under the "ACL Options" tab to reject mail from senders that fail a SPF check:

    "Reject SPF failures"

    This will reject mail at SMTP time if the sender fails SPF checks.

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    Hello,
    This option will stop mails sended to my domain names? yes?
    I want to prevent my domain names from sending spams, so i want to implement SPF.

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    SPF records will not prevent your domain names from sending out SPAM. Instead, the following guide is useful if you want to prevent email abuse:

    cPanel - Prevent Email Abuse

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    Hello,
    Why it should not prevent domain name from sending spam, it stop all mail only from server so it stop spam yes ?
     
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    SPF records are more-so for the servers you are sending the email to. It's not really intended to help with incoming SPAM. It helps prevent spammers from sending messages with a forged "FROM" field if the remote mail server checks SPF records.

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