SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is employed to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests if it comes from an official server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our web hosting. This is performed through the section bearing the very same name and you are able to allow the protection for any domain hosted on our state-of-the-art cloud hosting platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to include several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are handled on our end, you may also employ a more risk-free option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be applied in case your website is hosted with us, and the email addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will tremendously increase your web security and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.