SPF, which is an abbreviation for Sender Policy Framework, is a verification system that is aimed at stopping the so-called email faking. Essentially, this indicates sending a message from one email address and making it look like it’s sent from a different one with the objective to scam in some manner the person getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all of the mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses part of the domain is generated. The record is kept on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic around the world, thus they all can recognize whether an e-mail message originates from a valid server or not. The check is done at the very first server where the email goes through and in the first case the message is forwarded, and in the second it's discarded and it never gets to the supposed recipient. Using SPF records for your domains will stop any unwanted people from making use of your emails for harmful objectives.
SPF Protection in Shared Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our leading-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domains from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be authorized to send email messages from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This feature gives you the highest standard of safety, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are taken care of in another place. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses protected from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.