SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, which is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're distributing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option gives you the top degree of security, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are taken care of in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.