SPF records

2017-01-30 - News - Tony Finch

The Sender Policy Framework is a way to publish in the DNS which mail servers may send email "from" a particular mail domain. It uses specially formatted TXT records alongside the mail domain's MX records.

Over the last several months, we have added SPF records for mail domains under cam.ac.uk which have mail hosted offsite. The most common offsite host is Microsoft Office 365 Exchange Online, but we have a few others using survey or mailshot services.

These SPF records are managed by the IP Register / Hostmaster team, in co-operation with the Mail Support / Postmaster team. Please email us if you would like any changes.