Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to stop the so-called email spoofing where an e-mail message is sent from one e-mail address, but to look as being sent from another, often with the objective to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all the e-mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an e-mail address part of the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it will be removed. If you use this solution, it'll stop third parties from sending spam messages that seem to have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This option will give you the highest standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam and scam purposes.