SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to verify whether an e-mail message is sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an approved server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, but if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address to make it look as if you are distributing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with our shared plans. This carried out via the section bearing the same name and you're able to set up the protection for each domain part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you will need to type in 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. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers as well, when needed. When your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you can also use an even more risk-free option by putting a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your web site is here, and the e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will vastly increase your web safety and prevent others from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in the account with just a few clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous practical experience with these matters, you won't have any kind of problems to enable the security. All that you will have to do is to pick a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed around the world only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your emails are managed by us and not by some third-party provider, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain name has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfeature, you can contact our tech support team 24/7.