SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud hosting. This is performed through the section with the very same name and you are able to set up the protection for each domain name hosted on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers too, when needed. In case your email addresses are managed by us, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your site is hosted with us, but the email addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will vastly improve your web safety and prevent others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.