SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail forging. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some way the individual opening it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, so that they all can identify if an email message originates from a valid server or not. The check is performed at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution will give you the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are managed in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.