SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to confirm if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute 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-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an accredited server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames and 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 only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will give you the highest degree of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain name are taken care of in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.