SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that aims at protecting against the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the person opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses within the domain is created. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic around the world, so that they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The check is done at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second one it's removed and it never reaches the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will stop all unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you'll be able to activate SPF protection for them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. The service is available in its own section where you'll be able to see which domains are already protected. For those that are not, you'll be able to enable the SPF protection service and set up a lot of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and even to set a rule that emails can be sent only if your domains use our MX records. The last choice is the most secure one, but you can use it when we handle the emails for your domains and do not use another email service provider. The new records will be activated within one day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your email addresses.