SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at preventing the so-called email forging. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the idea to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is active for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic across the globe, thus they all will identify if an e-mail message originates from an authentic server or not. The verification is performed at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, while in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option offers you the highest level of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are taken care of somewhere else. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.