SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is is intended to verify whether an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody can mask an email address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest level of safety, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.