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This article describes how to configure Sender of Policy Framework (SPF) records in the Windows Server 2003 Domain Name System (DNS).
The Sender ID Framework is a new authentication protocol that can be used to counter spoofing by people who send unsolicited commercial e-mail messages (spam). Spoofing is the practice of forging a sender's address on e-mail messages. Spoofing misleads e-mail recipients and makes them read and respond to deceptive e-mail messages. To safeguard Internet domain names, and to help e-mail recipients identify junk e-mail messages and phishing scams more effectively, administrators can publish SPF records in the public DNS.
To configure SPF records in the Windows Server 2003 DNS, follow these steps:
For more information about the Sender ID Framework, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/safety/technologies/senderid/default.mspxFor more information about the practice that is known as phishing, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 912716 - Last Review: October 30, 2006 - Revision: 2.2