SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it seem to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic across the globe, so they all will recognize whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the 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 intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be permitted to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option gives you the best standard of safety, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are handled in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.