SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called email faking. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record which contains all of the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is placed on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so they all will identify whether an email message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is discarded and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unwanted people from making use of your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for any domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to choose one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature will provide you with the highest degree of security, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are managed elsewhere. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.