SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is used to verify if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of emails generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain makes a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down list and enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an added option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This solution gives you the top standard of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the regular set of services that you'll get using this kind of web hosting. Activating the protection will require just a few easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you haven't employed this kind of function before, you won't have any type of problems. Employing a really easy-to-use interface, you will only have to enter the details of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly created record propagates, nobody will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain and send emails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, yet if we manage your email messages, you can enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions regarding this service.