SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is used to validate whether an email message was sent by a certified server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain hosted in a shared hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our outstanding Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to activate it is to select one of your domains from the drop-down list and to type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an additional option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature provides you with the highest standard of safety, but it's not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the emails for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. Regardless, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you'll get with this kind of website hosting. Activating the protection will require only a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even when you haven't used this type of function before, you won't have any issues. Through a really user-friendly interface, you will just have to type in the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the newly created record propagates, no one will be able to forge any e-mail for that particular domain name and send e-mails from a server different from the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however when we manage your email messages, you can enable an extra level of protection by selecting an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support crew can assist you 24/7 if you have any kind of questions related to this service.