SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at preventing the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this means sending a message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is created. The record is placed on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic globally, therefore they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, but in the second it's removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be certified to send emails from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature provides you with the highest level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are managed in a different place. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.