[thelist] Someone stole my email address

Chris Price chris.price at choctaw.co.uk
Thu Apr 21 11:28:06 CDT 2005

On 21/4/05 4:57 pm, "Pete Freitag" <pf at cfdev.com> wrote:

> SPF is NOT a useless trick - SPF is really useful for fighting address
> spoofing, which spammers often do. With SPF in place, it forces them to
> use their own domains for spamming, rather than spoofing hotmail, or
> other domains.
> SPF is also incredibly useful for fighting phishing attacks. Even though
> it took PayPal a while, they now have SPF records which means if your
> email filter uses SPF you won't see any phisihing attacks that fake the
> paypal address.
> It gets complicated however, Sender-ID which uses SPF records basically
> will check the From: header in the email (the address your mail client
> shows you), SPF 1.0 will check the MAIL FROM: address passed during the
> SMTP transaction.

Does this have an impact on sending emails from the webserver using PHP

Chris Price


chris.price at choctaw.co.uk

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