"Your domain does not have an SPF record. This means that spammers can easily send out E-mail that looks like it came from your domain, which can make your domain look bad (if the recipient thinks you really sent it), and can cost you money (when people complain to you, rather than the spammer). You may want to add an SPF record before October 1, 2004, the target date for domains to have SPF records in place."
What would the steps be to accomplish this on a Windows 2000 DNS server and what would the record look like when viewing from the DNS MMC?
Also, is this something that everyone should impliment?
I think SPF is well worth implementing. It'll help prevent spammers
from spoofing your e-mail addresses in the junk they send, and give recipients greater assurance that the mail you send really came from you. And it's easy to set up.
This was first published in September 2004