Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is designed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail address, but to appear as being sent from a different one, usually with the purpose to fraud the recipient for some reason. If SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally have it. The record includes all mail servers that are allowed to send valid messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and if its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. When, however, the sending server is not included in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message will not be forwarded and it'll be removed. In case you employ this solution, it will stop third parties from sending spam emails which seem to have been sent from you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our cloud website hosting. This is performed via the section with an identical name and you can allow the protection for each domain on our innovative cloud platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to include several servers too, if needed. In case your emails are taken care of by us, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by setting a limit that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied in case your website is hosted with us, while your email addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will strongly increase your web safety and stop other people from spoofing your email addresses.