SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, which is used to confirm if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the forging of emails created with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this attribute for a domain name makes a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mailboxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses tests whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody can mask an email address to make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This approach is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud website hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with just a couple of clicks. The option is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and what is needed to activate it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and to enter the hostnames along with the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send messages from your email addresses. As an additional option you may also restrict the emails to be sent from your domain name only when it has our MX records, i.e. when our servers manage the emails for it, not a third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the best 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 in another place. Either way, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and/or scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you host your domain names in a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to benefit from the SPF protection feature as part of the standard set of services that you'll get using this type of hosting. Starting the protection involves just a couple of easy steps within the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even when you have never used this type of function before, you will not have any type of troubles. Employing an exceptionally time and effort saving interface, you will just have to insert the information of the mail server that will be permitted to send messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). As soon as the recently made record propagates, no one will be able to forge any email for that particular domain name and send out e-mail messages from a server different from the one you've typed in. This does not necessarily have to be our mail server, yet in case we manage your emails, you are able to allow an extra level of protection 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 will be able to assist you 24/7 in case you have any questions about this service.