SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time some email message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses checks whether it comes from an approved server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

The SPF protection feature is available as standard with each and every cloud web hosting plan that we offer and you'll be able to use it with ease so as to secure the e-mail addresses for each domain name hosted within your account. The service is managed through the Emails section of our revolutionary, and easy-to-navigate Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the email server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send email messages from e-mails generated under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mails may be handled by another provider, but if we handle them along with your web site, you can also activate an option for your emails to be sent only when the domain uses our MX records. This option gives you even better security as solely our server will be approved to send out emails from your mailboxes and you'll have superior control. If you have any questions or if you experience any problems with this particular service, you will be able to contact our technical support team at any time and they'll give you a hand immediately.