SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is designed to verify if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our Linux cloud web hosting packages. This carried out via the section with the same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for each domain part of our revolutionary cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can add several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of an even more secure option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied when your web site is here, but the e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can greatly enhance your online safety and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.