SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is employed to verify whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an authorized server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for them with a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a section of its own where you will be able to view which domain names are already protected. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection service and configure a number of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, as well as to create a rule that email messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. The last mentioned option is the most secure one, and you can use it when we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and do not use some other e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message by using your email addresses.