SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to validate if an email message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

If you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account with us and we manage the emails for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for all of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a separate section where you can view which domain names are already protected. For those that are not, you can activate the SPF protection service and manage numerous things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and even to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. The aforementioned choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the email addresses for your domain names and you are not using a different email supplier. The new records will propagate within a day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your email addresses.