SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to validate if an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain will prevent the faking of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send emails from mailboxes using the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks 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 domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are distributing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a couple of clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our cloud hosting. This is performed through the section with the same name and you'll be able to enable the protection for each domain hosted on our outstanding cloud hosting platform. Using a really convenient interface, all you will have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send out messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers as well, if needed. In case your email addresses are handled by us, you may also take advantage of a more secure option by setting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This alternative can't be applied if your site is hosted with us, but your e-mail addresses are with some third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will considerably improve your online protection and prevent others from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names 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 get with this kind of hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just several easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even when you haven't employed such a function before, you won't have any type of problems. Employing a really easy-to-navigate interface, you'll just have to enter the info of the mail server which will be certified to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any e-mail for that particular domain and send emails from a server other than the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we take care of your e-mails, you are able to activate an extra level of security by picking an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support crew can help you 24/7 in case you have any kind of questions related to this service.