SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the idea to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is generated. The record is stored on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message comes from a trustworthy server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it is discarded and it never gets to the intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from making use of your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection function is provided by default with each and every cloud website hosting plan that we supply and you can use it without difficulty to protect the e-mails for any domain hosted within your account. The service is controlled through the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, albeit easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send emails from email addresses generated under the domain that you've picked. Your emails may be managed by another provider, but in case that we manage them in addition to your website, you may also activate an option for emails to be sent only if the domain uses our MX records. This option will provide you with improved protection as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you'll have improved control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any sort of troubles with this service, you'll be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll help you without delay.