SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this means sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain name, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic globally, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, while in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will give you the highest standard of security, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam or scam purposes.