SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, which is is intended to validate if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a given domain name will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this function for a domain name generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it's sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domains with just a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all of our cloud hosting plans. This is done through the section with an identical name and you can allow the protection for each domain name part of our outstanding cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll need to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved 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 email addresses are taken care of by us, you can also use an even more risk-free option by setting a limit that email messages can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your website is hosted here, while the email addresses are with some third-party supplier. In either case, the SPF protection option can greatly improve your web protection and stop other people from forging your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for any domain in your account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of difficulties to enable the security. Everything that you will need to do is to select a domain from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be sent worldwide only if they're sent from that specific server. In case your emails are managed by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain features our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. Should you have any kind of questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our tech support team 24/7.