# How to trust Signicat mail servers

# Background

Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records allow domain owners to publish a list of IP addresses or subnets that are authorized to send email on their behalf. The goal is to reduce the amount of spam and fraud by making it much harder for malicious senders to disguise their identity. You can find more information on SPF on the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) website (opens new window).

# How to trust Signicat to send mail on behalf of your domain

An SPF TXT record is used to verify the validity of a mail server. If a mail server is on the SPF trust list, mails sent from that server will have a higher (better) rating, and will be less likely to end up in a spam folder.

In order to trust Signicat to send mail on behalf of testdomain.com, you can include the following TXT record in the domain's DNS:

v=spf1 a mx include:_spf.signicat.cloud


Any suffixes or additional SPF mechanics (like -all or ~all) will vary from DNS to DNS.

Last updated: 4/29/2021, 4:04:14 PM