Parallels H-Sphere Documentation Administrator Guide

 

SPF and SRS

 
 

Related Docs:   Qmail Configuration (Sysadmin Guide) SPF and SRS Configuration (Sysadmin Guide) Enabling Antispam and Antivirus

Last modified: 26 Dec 2007

 

WARNING: This documentation covers Parallels H-Sphere versions up to 3.1. For the latest up-to-date Parallels H-Sphere documentation, please proceed to the official Parallels site.

SPF and SRS Explained

  • SPF or Sender Policy Framework figthts e-mail forgery in SMTP transaction. It prevents unauthorized people from forging email addresses. When users enable SPF, a DNS TXT record is created for DNS zone hosting this domain. It defines what IP's can be used to send mail from this domain. On receiving e-mail from user's domain, recipient, providing SPF is enabled on their side, can check if it indeed was sent from the IP listed in this DNS record.
  • SRS or Sender Rewriting Scheme is a mechanism to rewrite sender addresses when a mail is forwarded in such a way that mail forwarding continues to work in an SPF compliant world. When you add SRS, then srs qmail parameters will be included on all mail servers, also base64 secret key used in the SRS address cipher will be generated. You can include mailSRS cron in the Background Job Manager to regenerate secret key every month.

Enabling SPF and SRS

  • SPF is included in plans as a regular resources with plan edit wizards.
  • SRS is enabled for the whole system and doesn't require enbaling it in the plans.
    To enable SRS, go to Mail Servers (the E.Manager -> Servers menu) and turn it ON, clicking the OFF button in the SRS entry:

SPF and SRS Configuration

 

To access SPF/SRS configuration form:

  1. Select Mail Servers from the E.Manager -> Servers menu:
  2. Click the Action icon in the Mail Server Settings section:
  3. At the bottom of the page you will find SPF/SRS configuration form:
    For SPF/SRS configuration parameters see details in Configuring SPF/SRS parameters

Related Docs:   Qmail Configuration (Sysadmin Guide) SPF and SRS Configuration (Sysadmin Guide) Enabling Antispam and Antivirus



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