SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Basically, it indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some way the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is saved on all the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, so that they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will give you the best standard of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.