What is Email Spoofing?
Email Spoofing is a security issues that can spread malware and pose security risks. It refers to emails with a forged sender’s address, which means the message appears to have originated from a source that may not actually exist. Spammers intercept user’s network to get the information they want, which might spread malware and pose security risks.
How to detect spoofing
The easiest way to identify spoofing is to check the header of an email. The header is important since it tells you the IP address of the computer that sent the email. Find out the original sender’s IP address by looking at the first line of the Received header (HTTP).
How to prevent email spoofing
1. Sender Policy Framework (SPF)
2. DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)
3. Domain based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC)
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