SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is is intended to verify if an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are sending spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.
SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting
The SPF protection function is accessible by default with each and every cloud hosting package that we supply and you'll be able to use it with ease so as to protect the e-mails for each domain name hosted as part of your account. The service is operated through the Emails section of our innovative, yet easy to work with Hepsia Control Panel. All it takes to enable the protection is to type in the IP address of the e-mail server in addition to its hostname - mail.server.com, for instance. When the protection is activated, only this server will be able to send e-mail messages from e-mails made under the domain name that you've selected. Your e-mail addresses may be handled by some other company, but when we handle them together with your web site, you can activate an option for your e-mails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records. This feature gives you greater protection as exclusively our server will be permitted to send out email messages from your mailboxes and you will have superior control. If you have any kind of questions or in case you have any kind of troubles with this particular service, you will be able to contact our tech support team at any time and they'll assist you without delay.