Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one email address, but to seem as being sent from a different, often with the objective to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all of the DNS servers worldwide have it. The record features all the mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and in case its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the targeted destination. In case, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be sent and it will be removed. If you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam emails that seem to have been sent by you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution gives you the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.