SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is is intended to verify whether an e-mail message was sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mailboxes using the domain. When this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever an email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks if it comes from an approved server. When it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet when it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for each domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The feature is available in the Emails section of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to activate it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames together with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers which will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you can also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers handle the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This solution offers you the highest level of protection, but it is not applicable in case only your site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are taken care of elsewhere. Regardless, our SPF protection service will keep your emails risk-free from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you'll be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for every domain name in your account with just a few 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 kinds of things, you will not have any difficulties to activate the protection. Everything that you'll have to do will be to pick a domain name 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 delivered worldwide only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your email addresses are managed by our company and not by a third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for email messages to be sent only when the domain contains our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. When you have any questions regarding thisfeature, you'll be able to contact our tech support crew 24/7.