SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is used to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses tests whether it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address then make it appear as if you're sending spam. This method is also termed email spoofing.