SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is is intended to confirm whether an email message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will prevent the forging of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our exceptional Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to select one of your domains from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers which will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option will provide you with the best standard of safety, but it is not applicable when only your website is on our servers while your email addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.