SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is is intended to validate whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it originates from an official server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

The SPF protection feature is provided as standard with each and every cloud hosting package that we supply and you are able to use it with ease so that you can protect the e-mails for any domain hosted as part of your account. The service is operated from the Emails section of our revolutionary, albeit easy-to-use Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to activate the protection is to type in the IP of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for example. The moment the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send out emails from email addresses generated under the domain name that you have selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by another company, but when we handle them along with your web site, you can also activate an option for your messages to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature will provide you with greater security as solely our server will be authorized to send out e-mail messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or if you experience any sort of difficulties with this service, you will be able to contact our technical support team anytime and they will assist you right away.