SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to validate if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are sending spam. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our cloud plans. This carried out via the section bearing the very same name and you are able to allow the protection for each and every domain hosted on our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you can add several servers as well, when needed. If your email addresses are handled by us, you can also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by putting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be applied when your web site is hosted here, and your emails are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option can really improve your online security and prevent other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.