What is SPF Authentication?
SPF stands for Sender Policy Framework. It is an authentication method that will allow specific email servers to send emails from your domain.
It is important that you add the SPF record in your domain in order to send emails with APSIS One's Email Tool.
Why is it important?
Sender Policy Framework prevents forged emails from being sent from an illegitimate source impersonating a domain.
It will generally not stop spam or junk emails, but it does allow domain owners to partially confirm and legitimise specific servers to send emails in their name and behalf. SPF only applies to the Sender domain, which for newsletters usually is customername.apsisone.com. It does not apply to the From domain, which is the domain the sender sets as "From" in the actual mail: this is handled by DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance).
However, emails like “forgot password” emails or those sent through our SMTP-service use the same customer domain as both Sender and From domain. Hence why it’s a good idea to add APSIS One to your SPF record.
How to setup SPF Authentication
1. Get in touch with your development team, since this will require medium technical skills.
2. Log in to your existing domain's account.
3. Find your domain management section and locate your DNS settings.
3. Paste the following line into a new TXT record and add it to your DNS:
v=spf1 mx include:_spf.apsisone.com -all
If you already have an existing SPF record, just add include:_spf.apsisone.com to it.
4. That's it! Next time you send emails, APSIS One will be recognised as a trusted server.