SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to validate whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it look as if you're distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our cloud web hosting. This is performed via the section bearing the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for any domain name on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you will need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, it is possible to include several servers as well, when needed. If your emails are taken care of on our end, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your website is here, while the e-mail addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution will vastly increase your online security and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.