SPF Record?

After suffering a compromised account due to a phishing email i wanted to look at better protection against this.
In this scenario a malicious sender was able spoof our domain as Sender.

We use a ProofPoint email gateway appliance and i posed the question to them and they responded suggesting a SPF Record on our public dns information.

While I am trying to get an understanding of how that works, i would like to understand the potential Impact of such a change.
Obviously if the SPF record is wrong or there are additional IP's we need to list then mail may fail to be delivered.

But do you think there may be any mail delivery delays with an SPF record?
jman0 warAsked:
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there wont be delays is Mail delivery having SPF records. SPF records are  required.  Refer


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I second the recommendation for reading that link..  One thing I'll throw in is that YOU having an SPF record tells everyone ELSE how to handle your mail, and lets them decide whether or not to accept mail that claims to have come from you.  What you really need to avoid YOU becoming vicimized is a mail system that supports looking at everyone ELSES spf records..

The SPF record basically says where your mail is allowed to have originated from, so that a hacker can't just spoof a "from" address and have it go unchallenged.  If you use 3rd party companies to do web marketing under your mail domain, you may need to add their addresses as "valid" from IPs for your mail, and/or create a sub-domain for those mass mailings.

Proofpoint is a good way to go..  definitely a leader in the field.
jman0 warAuthor Commented:
Yes i think i understand that any legitimate spoofed sender organization, must be included in our SPF record.

I think that's where my request will fall down.
I simply do not know that information.

I'll take it up the food chain.

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