SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is used to verify whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses created 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 of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the best degree of safety, but it is not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are taken care of in another place. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.