SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that aims at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the purpose to scam in some way the person receiving it. If the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses in the domain is generated. The record is kept on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so that they all will identify if an email message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, but in the second it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Applying SPF records for your domain names will stop all unwanted people from using your email addresses for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
If you host your domain names in a cloud hosting account on our end and we manage the emails for them, you will be able to activate SPF protection for any of them with several clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. This service is available in a separate section where you are able to view which domain names are already protected. For the ones which aren't, you'll be able to activate the SPF protection solution and set up various things in the process - the hostnames of the mail servers that are permitted to send messages from your mailboxes, the IPv4 and IPv6 addresses of these servers, and to set a rule that email messages can be sent only when your domain names include our MX records. The last solution is the most secure one, but you can use it in the event that we take care of the e-mail addresses for your domains and you are not using another e-mail service provider. The newly generated records will be activated within 24 hours and nobody will be able to forge the FROM field in an e-mail by using your e-mail addresses.