Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, which is employed to prevent the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one e-mail, but to seem as being sent from another, frequently with the purpose to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a special record is generated for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world have it. The record features all e-mail servers that are permitted to send legitimate messages from an e-mail address within the domain. When a message is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when the sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the target destination. If, however, the sending server is not present in the SPF record for the specified domain, the email message won't be submitted and it will be discarded. If you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam messages that look as if they have been sent from you.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection option is provided by default with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and you can use it without any difficulty to secure the e-mail addresses for any domain hosted within your account. The service is handled from the Emails section of the state-of-the-art, and easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname -, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your email addresses may be managed by a different provider, but in case that we take care of them along with your web site, you can activate the option for your email messages to be sent only when the domain has our MX records. This option gives you superior security as exclusively our server will be certified to send messages from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. When you have any kind of questions or in case you have any problems with this service, you can contact our technical support crew at any time and they will give you a hand right away.