SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, so that they all will identify if an email message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious objectives.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you'll be able to view which domain names are already secured. For the ones that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection option and set up a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your emails, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the emails for your domains and you are not using another e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within a day and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an email by using your addresses.