SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is employed to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it will exist on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests if it comes from an official server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it look as if you're distributing spam. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our modern Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domains from a drop-down menu and then type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be approved to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the email addresses for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature gives you the highest level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain are handled elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to take advantage of the SPF protection feature as a part of the standard group of services that you will get with this type of web hosting. Starting the protection requires only a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never employed this type of feature before, you will not have any issues. Using a very intuitive interface, you will just have to type in the information of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently created record propagates, no one will be able to fake any email address for that particular domain name and send out email messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, still when we take care of your emails, you'll be able to allow one more level of security by selecting an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support team will be able to help you 24/7 in case you have any questions regarding this service.