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  What should I set my SPF record to if Smarsh hosts my company's email?
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  Smarsh SPF Record

Overview:
SPF (Sender Policy Framework) records are used by many mail systems to validate the sending email server as legitimate. Servers and anti-spam email gateways relying on SPF verification are able to reduce spoofed email and many sources of spam.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Policy_Framework

Details:
SPF is implemented by adding a TXT record to your DNS configuration.  We recommend that all customers with email hosted by Smarsh (including POP3 and Exchange hosting), and all customers using smarshEncrypt or DLP, use the following SPF record:

v=spf1 include:spf.smarsh.com -all

This will indicate that all email sent from your domain should come from Smarsh's network, and any email that appears to have been sent from your domain but really came from some other source is not legitimate and should be rejected.

(Journaling customers not using smarshEncrypt or DLP should not use this SPF record.)

Category : Email Hosting
FAQ ID : 73
Last Updated : 8/21/2014