SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail security system, that is designed to validate whether an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mailboxes under the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an official server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're sending spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for every domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a few mouse-clicks. The option can be found in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down menu and enter the hostnames plus the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the mail servers that will be permitted to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you may also restrict the email messages to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the email addresses for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the highest level of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your web site is on our servers while the e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your emails protected from being used for spam or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you'll be able to protect your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain name hosted in the account with only a few clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous experience with these kinds of things, you won't have any problems to activate the security. All that you'll have to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they are sent from that particular server. When your e-mail addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to use an option for email messages to be mailed only when the domain features our MX records and this is the safest option. If you have any kind of questions about thisfunction, you can contact our tech support crew 24/7.