What Does Email Spoofing Mean?

How does email spoofing work?

Email spoofing is when the sender of the email forges (spoofs) the email header’s from address, so the sent message appears to have been sent from a legitimate email address.

If you have received a high volume of undeliverable notices in your inbox, there is a strong chance your email address is being spoofed..

Is email spoofing dangerous?

A spoofed email with a carefully constructed message can be quite a potent threat. It can prove difficult, even impossible, for an everyday user to discern one as fraudulent.

Can you stop email spoofing?

To prevent email spoofing attacks, it’s important to take advantage of available email authentication methods, including the Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC), and DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM).

Why is email spoofing so easy?

Because it’s much easier for criminals to convince a human to click on a fraudulent file or link within an email than it is to force their way into a hardened infrastructure.