SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is employed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it look as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Web Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a web hosting account on our cloud platform with only a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our hi-tech Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This option gives you the top degree of security, but it is not applicable in case only your website is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.