SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is used to confirm whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud platform with just a couple of clicks. The option is accessible in the Emails section of our amazing Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and to enter the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can even restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, in other words if our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution offers you the top standard of safety, but it's not applicable when only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and/or 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 employ the SPF protection feature as part of the regular group of services that you will have with this type of hosting. Starting the protection involves just several easy steps inside the Hepsia Control Panel, thus even in case you haven't employed such a feature before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Employing a very intuitive interface, you'll just need to enter the info of the mail server that will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to counterfeit any e-mail address for that particular domain and send out emails from a server different from the one you have entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but in case we manage your e-mails, you're able to activate an extra level of security by selecting an option that emails can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff can assist you 24/7 if you have any questions about this service.