SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending a message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. If the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is created. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic all over the world, thus they all can identify whether an email message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our state-of-the-art Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be approved to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature gives you the best standard of protection, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of in a different place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.