SPF, which abbreviates Sender Policy Framework, is a certification system that aims at protecting against the so-called e-mail counterfeiting. Essentially, this means sending some message from one email and making it look like it’s sent from another with the objective to scam in some way the person getting it. If the SPF protection is activated for a domain name, a record that includes all mail servers authorized to email messages with addresses under the domain is made. The record is placed on all of the DNS servers that route the web traffic worldwide, so that they all can recognize if an e-mail message originates from a legitimate server or not. The verification is done at the first server where the email 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 domain names will prevent any unauthorized people from using your emails for harmful purposes.
SPF Protection in Shared Website Hosting
SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a shared website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the best level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in a different place. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.