SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a validation system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email counterfeiting. In simple terms, it indicates sending some message from one e-mail address and making it seem to be sent from another one with the objective to scam in some manner the individual receiving it. When the SPF protection is active for a domain, a record that contains all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is kept on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic worldwide, therefore they all can identify if an e-mail message originates from a trustworthy server or not. The verification is conducted at the very first server where the e-mail goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, but in the second one it's discarded and it never reaches the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop all unauthorized people from using your email addresses for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our Linux cloud web hosting. This carried out via the section bearing the very same name and you are able to enable the protection for each and every domain hosted on our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you will need to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers as well, if needed. When your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you may also use a more secure option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This option can't be applied in case your site is hosted with us, but your emails are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will greatly improve your web security and stop others from spoofing your email addresses.