SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, so they all will recognize if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to pick one of your domains from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be permitted to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will give you the best degree of safety, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are managed somewhere else. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam or scam purposes.