SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an accredited server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature offers you the top level of protection, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.