SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, that is is intended to verify if an e-mail message was sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a particular domain name will stop the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: activating this feature for a domain generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through verifies whether it originates from an accredited server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, but when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you are sending spam messages. This technique is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

SPF protection can be activated for any domain name hosted in a hosting account on our cloud hosting platform with no more than a couple of clicks. The function is accessible in the Emails section of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to pick one of your domain names from the drop-down list and then type in the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be authorized to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the messages to be sent from your domain name only if it has our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the e-mail addresses for it, not a third-party supplier. This option will give you the top level of protection, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your e-mail addresses for the domain name are managed somewhere else. Either way, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses safe from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your domains in a semi-dedicated server account with our company, you can use the SPF protection feature as part of the conventional set of services that you will receive using this kind of hosting. Starting the protection will require only a couple of easy steps in the Hepsia Control Panel, so that even in the event that you haven't used this kind of feature before, you won't have any type of troubles. Through an exceptionally easy-to-use interface, you'll simply have to type in the details of the mail server that will be permitted to send out messages from your addresses - its hostname (mail.server.com) and IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). Once the recently generated record propagates, nobody will be able to counterfeit any email for that particular domain name and send e-mail messages from a server other than the one you have typed in. This does not specifically have to be our mail server, yet in case we manage your emails, you're able to activate an extra level of protection by choosing an option that e-mails can be send from addresses @your-domain.com only in the event that the domain employs our MX records. Our technical support crew will be able to assist you 24/7 if you have any questions related to this service.