SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that is aimed at protecting against the so-called e-mail forging. Essentially, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual getting it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which has all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, thus they all will identify whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The check is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second it's removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your email addresses for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we handle the e-mails for them, you are able to activate SPF protection for all of them with a few clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in its own section where you're able to view which domains are already protected. For those that aren't, you will be able to activate the SPF protection option and manage a variety of things during the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, as well as to create a rule that messages can be sent only if your domain names use our MX records. The aforementioned solution is the most secure one, and it can be used in the event that we take care of the e-mails for your domain names and do not use another email service provider. The newly created records will be activated within 1 day and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in an email with your email addresses.