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Office 365 (Outlook) - SPF Records

The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record makes sure that only the organization that owns a domain is actually sending email from that domain. The SPF record is a security measure to make sure someone doesn't impersonate another organization, which is known as spoofing.


Messages that are seen as spoofing have a tendency to be delivered to junk or spam folders.

The Sender Policy Framework (SPF) record makes sure that only the organization that owns a domain is actually sending email from that domain. The SPF record is a security measure to make sure someone doesn’t impersonate another organization, which is known as spoofing. Messages that are seen as spoofing have a tendency to be delivered to junk or spam folders.

Third-party services used on campus to contact external users will need to be added to the SPF record in a custom sub domain (e.g. something.uwm.edu). We no longer allow for third-party services to be added to the top-level uwm.edu domain’s SPF record except under special circumstances. If you have a service that must send as a UWM email address please complete our SPF Record Authorization Request form, located on the O365 website:

https://uwm.edu/o365/requests/spf-record-authorization-request-form/




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Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2018-04-04 12:34 CDTUpdated:2021-03-12 17:15 CDT
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