SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is designed to validate if an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the forging of email addresses created 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 of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mailboxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an approved server. In the event it does, it's sent to the destination address, but when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain hosted in a cloud web hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with only a few clicks. The feature is accessible in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to use it is to select one of your domain names from the drop-down list and to type in 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 added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only if it has our MX records, in other words when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party provider. This solution will provide you with the highest standard of safety, but it's not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your emails for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional group of services that you will have with this kind of web hosting. Starting the protection will involve only a few easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, therefore even in case you have never employed this type of feature before, you won't have any kind of issues. Through a really time and effort saving interface, you will only need to input the details of the mail server which will be certified to send messages from your email addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). The moment the newly made record propagates, no one will be able to fake any e-mail address for that particular domain and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you've entered. This doesn't necessarily have to be our mail server, but when we take care of your email messages, you can activate an extra level of security by choosing an option that e-mail messages can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain uses our MX records. Our technical support team can help you 24/7 if you have any questions regarding this service.