SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to validate if an email message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will stop the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests if it originates from an authorized server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a couple of clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and type in the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain only if it includes our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This option offers you the top standard of security, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are handled somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to use the SPF protection feature as a part of the conventional collection of services that you will have with this type of hosting. Activating the protection will require only a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you haven't used this kind of function before, you will not have any type of problems. Employing an exceptionally user-friendly interface, you'll only need to input the info of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, however if we manage your emails, you're able to enable one more level of security by selecting an option that e-mails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our tech support team can assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.