SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail protection system, that is is intended to validate whether an email message was sent by an authorized server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain name will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In layman's terms: enabling this function for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP addresses of the servers which are allowed to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. Once this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Any time a new e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an official server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet when it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Shared Hosting

You can activate the SPF protection option for your domains with only a couple of clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all our Linux shared hosting. This is done from the section with the very same name and you'll be able to set up the protection for any domain name hosted on our hi-tech cloud hosting platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you'll need to enter is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mails are handled by us, you can also take advantage of a more secure option by putting a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domain names feature our MX records. This option can't be applied if your web site is hosted with us, but your e-mail addresses are with a third-party supplier. Either way, the SPF protection solution can really increase your online security and prevent other people from forging your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux semi-dedicated servers, will provide you with a very easy-to-use interface to activate the SPF security service for every domain name that you host in your new account. Just a few clicks in the Emails section of Hepsia are enough for that then you will only have to enter the hostname and the IP address of the mail server which will be allowed to send out messages from your e-mail addresses. When the emails are managed on our end and not by some other provider, you can increase the protection level even more and benefit from an option for the outgoing emails to be sent only if your domains include our MX records. This option will provide you with more control and it will eliminate any possibility of anybody faking your emails with the objective of spamming or scamming people. It's not applicable in case just your website is hosted on our advanced cloud website hosting platform, while your email addresses are managed by another provider. If you aren't sure what features to pick, our technical support team will assist you 24/7.