SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is used to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our cloud hosting plans. This is done from the section with the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for each and every domain part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you'll need to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers as well, if needed. When your emails are taken care of on our end, you may also take advantage of an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option can't be used if your web site is here, but the emails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can greatly improve your web safety and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.