SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is used to validate whether an e-mail message is sent by an official server. Using SPF protection for a domain will stop the counterfeiting of emails made with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this feature for a domain generates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. When some email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it is sent to the destination address, however if it doesn't come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address to make it appear as if you are e-mailing spam. This method is also known as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to enable the SPF protection option for your domain names with only a few clicks inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with our cloud website hosting. This carried out from the section bearing an identical name and you're able to enable the protection for each domain name on our advanced cloud hosting platform. Using a very intuitive interface, all you'll have to enter is the hostname of the mail server that will be approved to send out messages from your email addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you are able to add several servers too, when needed. If your e-mails are handled on our end, you can also take advantage of a more risk-free option by placing a limit that email messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This solution cannot be used in case your website is here, and the e-mails are with a third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection option will considerably increase your online protection and prevent other people from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you are able to protect your emails by enabling the SPF security service for every domain name hosted in the account with only a few mouse-clicks. This is done through the Emails section of our Hepsia Control Panel which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with these issues, you won't have any kind of difficulties to activate the protection. Everything that you'll have to do is to find a domain from a drop-down menu and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the updated record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that specific server. In case your e-mail addresses are managed by us and not by a third-party supplier, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain name contains our MX records and the latter is the most secure option. If you have any kind of questions related to thisfunction, you will be able to get in touch with our support team 24/7.