SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, so they all will recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party provider. This option provides you with the best level of security, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are handled in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.