SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, that is designed to verify if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the faking of emails made with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are permitted to send e-mail messages from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through verifies whether it comes from an authorized server. If it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it does not originate from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody can mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This technique is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection option for your domains with just a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux shared hosting. This carried out through the section bearing the same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain part of our innovative cloud hosting platform. Using a very simple interface, all you have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send out messages from your e-mails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to include several servers too, if needed. When your emails are taken care of by us, you can also employ a more secure option by setting a restriction that emails can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your web site is hosted with us, while your emails are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution will definitely increase your online protection and prevent other people from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you will be able to secure your emails by activating the SPF security service for any domain name in your account with just a few mouse-clicks. This can be done in the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous practical experience with these kinds of things, you will not have any kind of problems to activate the protection. The only things that you'll need to do is to choose a domain name from a drop-down menu and then type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. The moment the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be delivered around the world only if they are sent from that server. When your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by some third-party supplier, you can also use an option for e-mail messages to be mailed only when the domain name has our MX records and the aforementioned would be the safest option. Should you have any questions related to thisfeature, you'll be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.