SpamAssassin Rule: SPF_PASS

Standard description: SPF: sender matches SPF record


SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is an open standard specifying a technical method to prevent sender address forgery. The sender's domain is matched against a list of allowed mail relays for that domain. This states, for example, that mail from should have come via and not

This often breaks where users have forwarded their email to another domain, but the forwarding mechanism is not SPF-aware. Such a user would see SPF_FAIL tags on some of their incoming mail.


A "Pass" result means that the client is authorized to inject mail with the given identity. The domain can now, in the sense of reputation, be considered responsible for sending the message. Further policy checks can now proceed with confidence in the legitimate use of the identity.

From RFC 4408

Further Info

The default scores for this rule can be found in the online list of tests.


Rules/SPF_PASS (last edited 2012-04-27 18:24:11 by AndrewDaviel)