SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at preventing the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. In simple terms, this indicates sending some message from one email and making it seem to be sent from another one with the purpose to scam in some way the individual opening it. In the event that the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record which contains all the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is generated. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all can recognize whether an e-mail message comes from a valid server or not. The verification is performed at the first server where the email goes through and in the first case the e-mail message is forwarded, and in the second one it is removed and it never reaches its intended recipient. Employing SPF records for your domain names will stop any unauthorized people from using your emails for malicious objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be activated for every domain hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution will provide you with the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable when only your site is on our servers while the email addresses for the domain name are managed elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.