SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The feature can be found in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature provides you with the highest level of security, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are managed in another place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.