SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is an authentication system that aims at preventing the so-called e-mail faking. In simple terms, this means sending a message from one e-mail and making it look like it’s sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some manner the person getting it. In case the SPF protection is running for a domain, a record that contains all the mail servers authorized to send messages with addresses part of the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic around the world, so they all can recognize if an e-mail message comes from an authentic server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Applying SPF records for your domains will prevent any unauthorized people from making use of your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domains with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in our Linux cloud hosting. This is done through the section with the same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each domain part of our advanced cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to include several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you can also use an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains feature our MX records. This solution cannot be applied if your website is here, and your email addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will significantly increase your online protection and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.