SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at blocking the so-called e-mail faking. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person opening it. In case the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic internationally, so that they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will give you the top level of safety, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.