Sender Policy Framework, or SPF, is a validation system, that is employed to stop the so-called e-mail spoofing where an email message can be sent from one email address, but to look as being sent from a different, typically with the idea to fraud the recipient in some way. If SPF protection is enabled for a domain name, an exclusive record is created for it in the Domain Name System and all the DNS servers around the world receive it. The record contains all mail servers that are allowed to send authentic messages from an address within the domain. When an e-mail is sent, the first DNS server it encounters verifies the SPF record and when its sending server is authorized, the message is forwarded to the target receiver. If, however, the sending server doesn't exist in the SPF record for the particular domain, the email message won't be forwarded and it will be removed. If you use this solution, it'll prevent third parties from sending spam e-mails that appear to have been sent from you.