SPF, which stands for Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is designed to verify whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will prevent the counterfeiting of emails created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Whenever a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it's discarded. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it appear as if you are sending spam. This technique is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with only a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our shared hosting plans. This is done from the section bearing an identical name and you'll be able to allow the protection for each and every domain name hosted on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a very time and effort saving interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be permitted to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers too, if needed. In case your e-mail addresses are taken care of by us, you may also use an even more secure option by setting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This alternative cannot be used when your site is hosted with us, but the e-mail addresses are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection solution can greatly improve your web protection and prevent other people from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with only a couple of mouse-clicks. You can do this in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even in case you have no previous practical experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of difficulties to enable the protection. All that you'll have to do is to select a domain from a drop-down menu and then type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be sent around the world only if they were sent from that particular server. In case your email addresses are handled by us and not by some third-party supplier, you'll also be able to take advantage of an option for emails to be sent only when the domain features our MX records and the aforementioned is the safest option. In case you have any questions about thisfeature, you will be able to contact our support crew 24/7.