SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at blocking the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail and making it appear to be sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is saved on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, so they all can recognize whether an email message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, whereas in the second it's removed and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unwanted people from using your emails for harmful purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

When you host your domain names in a cloud website hosting account on our end and we manage the e-mail addresses for them, you will be able to enable SPF protection for any of them with a few clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service can be found in a separate section where you are able to view which domains are already protected. For those that aren't, you can activate the SPF protection service and configure a lot of things at the same time - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your e-mail addresses, 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 choice is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domain names and you are not using some other email supplier. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message with your addresses.