SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is designed to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you are sending spam messages. This method is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our cloud hosting plans. This is done through the section with the very same name and you can allow the protection for each and every domain part of our cutting-edge cloud hosting platform. Using a really time and effort saving interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to include several servers as well, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also employ an even more risk-free option by placing a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This alternative can't be used when your website is hosted with us, but the email addresses are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will definitely improve your online protection and stop others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you can secure your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain in the account with only a couple of clicks. This is done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with such things, you won't have any kind of problems to activate the protection. Everything that you'll need to do will be to select a domain from a drop-down menu then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent globally only if they were sent from that server. In case your email addresses are taken care of by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be mailed only when the domain name features our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. In case you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our tech support crew 24/7.