SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to validate if an e-mail message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you're sending spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our cloud web hosting. This is performed from the section bearing an identical name and you're able to set up the protection for each and every domain part of our leading-edge cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers too, if needed. If your email addresses are managed by us, you may also use a more secure option by putting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be used in case your site is here, and your e-mails are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can definitely enhance your online protection and stop other people from forging your email addresses.