Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from another one, typically with the purpose to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a specific record is made for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers worldwide have it. The record includes all of the email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an email address under the domain. When an email is sent, the very first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and in case the sending server is permitted, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be submitted and it'll be discarded. In case you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam e-mails 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 only a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature offers you the best standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.