Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a verification system, that is used to prevent the so-called email spoofing where an email message is sent from one e-mail address, but to seem as being sent from another one, generally with the idea to scam the recipient for some reason. When SPF protection is activated for a domain, a unique record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all DNS servers globally receive it. The record features all the email servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address under the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the very first DNS server it goes to checks the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is sent to the targeted receiver. When, however, the sending server is not contained in the SPF record for the particular domain, the message will not be sent and it'll be removed. In the event that you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that look as if they have been sent by you.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

The SPF protection option is accessible by default with each and every cloud website hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it without any difficulty in order to secure the e-mails for any domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is managed from the Emails section of our innovative, albeit intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. What is needed to activate the protection is to type the IP address of the email server as well as its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from email addresses made under the domain that you have selected. Your e-mails can be taken care of by a different provider, but when we handle them in addition to your website, you may also enable the option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with better security as exclusively our server will be approved to send e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. When you have any questions or in case you have any kind of difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they'll assist you immediately.