SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is used to verify if an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an accredited server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
The SPF protection feature is available as standard with every single cloud website hosting package that we supply and you will be able to use it without difficulty so as to secure the e-mails for each domain hosted in your account. The service is controlled from the Emails section of our revolutionary, and intuitive Hepsia Control Panel. All you need to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the mail server and its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. As soon as the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from emails made under the domain name that you have picked. Your e-mail addresses may be taken care of by a different company, but if we handle them along with your web site, you may also activate the option for e-mails to be sent only if the domain features our MX records. This option provides you with improved security as only our server will be certified to send out emails from your mailboxes and you will have better control. If you have any questions or if you experience any sort of issues with this service, you'll be able to contact our tech support team anytime and they'll assist you immediately.