SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at stopping the so-called e-mail forging. Basically, this indicates sending some message from one email address and making it seem to be sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. When the SPF protection is activated for a domain, a record which contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses within the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that direct the web traffic worldwide, thus they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from a legitimate server or not. The check is performed at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, while in the second one it is removed and it never gets to its intended recipient. Using SPF records for your domain names will prevent all unwanted people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux cloud website hosting. This is performed through the section bearing the same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really intuitive interface, all you'll have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you're able to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your emails are taken care of on our end, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only if your domain names feature our MX records. This solution can't be used in case your web site is hosted with us, while your e-mails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will definitely increase your online security and prevent others from forging your e-mail addresses.