SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will be able to mask an email address to make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few mouse-clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from a drop-down menu and enter the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers which will be certified to send messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not some third-party provider. This solution will give you the highest degree of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain are managed in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain name hosted in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you lack previous experience with these matters, you will not have any problems to activate the protection. All that you will have to do will be to pick a domain name from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the updated record propagates, messages from your e-mail addresses will be mailed around the world only if they were sent from that server. When your email addresses are handled by us and not by a third-party provider, you can also activate an option for e-mail messages to be sent only if the domain contains our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support crew 24/7.