SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is used to verify whether an email message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name creates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses checks if it originates from an official server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Web Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included in all our shared web hosting plans. This is performed through the section with the very same name and you are able to allow the protection for each domain name part of our advanced cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you're able to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also take advantage of an even more secure option by setting a restriction that e-mails can be sent only when your domain names have our MX records. This option cannot be applied when your website is hosted here, but the e-mails are with a third-party provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution will really enhance your web protection and stop other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with us, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the standard group of services that you will have using this kind of website hosting. Enabling the protection will involve just a couple of simple steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so even in case you haven't employed this type of function before, you will not have any issues. Through a very intuitive interface, you will only need to input the info of the mail server which will be permitted to send messages from your email 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 email address for that particular domain and send email messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This doesn't specifically have to be our mail server, however when we manage your emails, you can allow an additional level of protection by picking an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in case the domain employs our MX records. Our tech support staff will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions related to this service.