Outbound Email Security – Part 1 – SPF
September 4, 2015
Email, as a technology, has been around for longer than “The Web”. While one often hears about security for the web (in the form of encryption, tor, etc), rarely do people discuss email security. As with any technology there are many areas to “secure”, however this series will focus on outbound email security as it relates to anti-spam and anti-phishing. There are three key technologies in play, SPF, DKIM, and DMAC, so this will be a three part series. We’re going to be covering both the “How” (to set it up) along with the very important “Why” (you should set it up). Today we’re starting with Sender Policy Framework, or SPF.
Configuring MediaWiki to use external SMTP
August 30, 2011
At my new company, I setup a copy of MediaWiki and wanted to make sure that all the notifications work. One kink was that the mail needed to be sent through an external service called SendGrid. Since I setup MediaWiki and it is for internal use only, I could probably have skipped the email service but it seemed like a good exercise. Fortunately, MediaWiki has the capability to do this and it isn’t terribly difficult.