SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is employed to verify whether an email message was sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the forging of email addresses created with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. When some e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an approved server. When it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address then make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our website hosting. This carried out via the section bearing an identical name and you can set up the protection for each and every domain name part of our modern cloud hosting platform. Using a very handy interface, all you will have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can add several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mails are taken care of on our end, you may also employ an even more secure option by setting a limit that e-mails can be sent only when your domains have our MX records. This solution can't be applied when your site is here, but the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection solution can considerably increase your web protection and stop others from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you will be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you will have using this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection will involve just a few simple steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you haven't used this kind of function before, you will not have any kind of troubles. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you'll only need to input the information of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email for that particular domain name and send email messages from a server different from the one you have typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet when we manage your emails, you'll be able to allow an additional level of protection by choosing an option that email messages can be send out from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions about this service.