SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to confirm whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This method is also known as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection function is available as standard with each and every cloud hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease in order to protect the emails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our state-of-the-art, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. Once the protection is active, only this server will be able to send out emails from e-mails generated under the domain that you have picked. Your emails can be taken care of by another supplier, but when we handle them in addition to your website, you can also activate the option for messages to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This selection provides you with even better security as just our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you have any sort of problems with this service, you can contact our technical support team anytime and they'll give you a hand immediately.