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SPF Record Checker and Lookup Tool

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SPF Checker & Lookup

Check your SPF authentication with the most reliable SPF Checker

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Check if your SPF record is valid and properly set up

Your SPF record is tested from end to end to ensure it's considered valid by providers like Gmail & Outlook.

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Get bonus checks like DKIM, DMARC, Blacklists, rDNS

On top of the SPF lookup, MailReach checks your DKIM, DMARC, reverseDNS, looks for blacklists, etc.

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Make sure your setup is ready to send your emails

With our SPF Checker and the additional checks, you can make sure you're all set to start sending emails. 

SPF Checker & Lookup: reliable end to end test

A reliable SPF Checker that checks your setup from end to end.

Unlike other tools that only analyze the DNS records, MailReach goes further by checking how your SPF setup performs in real-world scenarios.

This approach ensures that your SPF record not only exists and is correctly formatted, but it also works effectively when your emails are sent to recipients.

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SPF Checker & Lookup

The best SPF Record Checker & SPF Lookup

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Reliable SPF lookup

Get a reliable, non biased, SPF record lookup.

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DKIM lookup

Check if your DKIM record is properly set up.

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DMARC lookup

Check if your DMARC record is properly set up.

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Blacklists lookup

Find out if you're listed in blacklists.

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Use MailReach's Reliable SPF Checker to make sure your emails are protected

Introducing MailReach’s SPF Checker, a reliable tool that ensures your SPF records are set up correctly and optimally functioning in real email environments. Buckle up as we dive into the world of SPF, its importance, and how MailReach’s SPF Checker can be your ultimate solution for email authentication!

What is SPF in simple words?

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is an SPF TXT record that identifies authorized email senders for a domain, helping to prevent email spoofing and increase email security.

SPF records provide a way to specify which IP addresses are authorized to send emails from the associated domain. In other words, they act as a list of accepted sources of emails. So, how does this work?

When an email is sent, the receiving mail server performs an SPF lookup by checking the domain’s SPF record in its DNS settings. If the sender’s IP address is found within the domain’s list of authorized IP addresses, the email passes the SPF authentication and is deemed legitimate.

This process helps ensure that only authorized senders can send emails on behalf of a domain, reducing the risk of email-based attacks and enhancing email security.

An SPF record, which follows the spf specification, starts with “v=spf1” and is followed by one or more mechanisms that define the IP addresses authorized to send email on behalf of the domain. These mechanisms can also include additional domains and IP addresses using the “include” and “redirect” mechanisms

If an email fails the SPF check, it will be rejected, as the receiving mail server has determined that the email does not align with the domain’s SPF record. It is important to note that attempting to publish multiple SPF records can cause issues with email authentication.

An SPF record checker serves as a tool to check SPF record, confirming the existence, format, and functionality of your domain’s SPF record during email dispatch.

Authenticating your emails will be mandatory to deliver your emails to Gmail and Yahoo in 2024

From February 2024, bulk email senders will be required by Gmail and Yahoo Mail to validate their emails using recognized best practices, such as DMARC, SPF, and DKIM on mail servers.

If you send more than 5,000 daily emails to Google and Yahoo addresses, you will have to:

All these standards aim to create a safer, more enjoyable experience for the average Gmail or Yahoo email user.

Email authentication makes an organization less vulnerable to spoofing and spam attacks. One-click unsubscribes allow users to opt out of an email list easily. Keeping a minimal spam complaint rate ensures the content people receive in their inboxes is relevant to them.

By adhering to these requirements, bulk senders can ensure their emails are delivered and maintain a strong email reputation.

SPF Checker & Lookup: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How to check SPF record?

To check a domain's SPF record, you simply have to use our SPF Checker by sending an email that contains a specific given code to our two addresses.

Once your email is sent, you'll get a report telling you if your SPF record is valid, invalid or missing.

Why is MailReach's SPF Checker considered the most reliable?

MailReach's SPF Checker is the most reliable as it performs SPF record testing from end to end.

This ensures that your SPF record not only exists and is correctly formatted, but it also works effectively when your emails are sent to recipients.

How can I troubleshoot common SPF issues?

To troubleshoot the most common SPF issues, please follow our guide : How to properly set up SPF and DKIM records

What are the main advantages of setting up an SPF record?

The two main advantages are email deliverability and security. Not having a proper SPF record increases your chances of landing in spam. And using an SPF record provides an extra layer of protection for email communications, ensuring that only authorized senders can send emails on behalf of a domain, thus reducing the risk of email-based attacks.

What are the new email authentication requirements for Gmail and Yahoo in 2024?

Beginning in 2024, Gmail and Yahoo will require bulk email senders to authenticate their messages using DMARC, SPF, and DKIM for enhanced inbox safety and reduced spam.

They will also require including an unsubscribe link.

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