SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at blocking the so-called email forging. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail address and making it appear to be sent from another with the purpose to scam in some manner the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that includes all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses in the domain is made. The record is placed on all DNS servers that direct the web traffic all over the world, therefore they all will recognize if an email message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the email message is forwarded, whereas in the second it is discarded and it never gets to its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious purposes.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

If you host your domains in a cloud web hosting account on our end and we manage the email addresses for them, you are able to enable SPF protection for all of them with a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is accessible in a separate section where you'll be able to see which domains are currently protected. For those that are not, you can enable the SPF protection option and manage a number of things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are allowed to send messages from your addresses, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of the servers, and to create a rule that messages can be sent only when your domains use our MX records. The last mentioned choice is the most secure one, and you can use it in the event that we take care of the emails for your domain names and do not use a different e-mail supplier. The newly generated records will propagate within 24 hours and nobody will be able to fake the FROM field in a message using your email addresses.