As we all know, e-mail is a very important part of our daily lives. At least, during our daily job. When we talk about e-mail it is clear that the number of SPAM messages is increasing. Apart from the fact that SPAM is annoying, it is also a potential threat. By means of SPAM; spoofing and phishing is often used to steal someone’s identity. It can harm the reputation of the domain owner. SPAM can also consumes unnecessary bandwidth and affect overall performance of a mail server.
Of course we often use Anti-SPAM filters. A disadvantage of Anti-SPAM is that it sometimes marks e-mail messages as SPAM while it isn’t, with the risk losing legitimate e-mail. And every now and then an unwanted SPAM message gets through. This is why we constantly have to be kept up-to-date with Anti-SPAM definitions. Fortunately, more and more is done in terms of legislation against SPAM. But the harder we fight against SPAM it will never solve the problem entirely.
If you zoom in on SPAM then there is something that is not so noticeable; it’s always the receiver that needs to protect themselves against SPAM. Right?
The fact is, the owner of a domain can definitely do something about it. A very good method is using the Sender ID Framework (SIDF). From my own experience, I can highly recommend Sender ID Framework! It is very easy to apply, and it is totally free. Unfortunately, the Sender ID Framework is somewhat underexposed. This is a shame, because it works very well. With this blog I hope to bring the Sender ID Framework to your attention. Are you an administrator of an e-mail server, are you responsible for inbound and outbound communication for you company or are you using e-mail in other way, then I highly recommend you to read this blog. [Read more…]