SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is employed to validate whether an email message was sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of emails made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this attribute for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an approved server. When it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it is discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you are sending spam. This approach is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our cloud website hosting plans. This carried out via the section with the very same name and you're able to allow the protection for each domain name on our exceptional cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you have to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you are able to include several servers as well, if needed. When your email addresses are handled by us, you can also use a more risk-free option by setting a restriction that email messages can be sent only if your domain names include our MX records. This solution cannot be used when your website is hosted with us, while your emails are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution will greatly increase your web security and stop others from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is featured with all the semi-dedicated hosting plans, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to activate the service effortlessly for all your domain names. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather easy to work with interface, which means that you do not need to be tech-savvy to secure your emails. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be authorized to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain name that you have selected. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to restrict the outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes even further by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain should be managed by us and not by some other company. Thus you'll enjoy even superior control and there won't be any chance for any person to fake your email addresses for harmful uses.