SPF, which is short for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, that is is intended to confirm whether an email message is sent by an official server. Employing SPF protection for a given domain will stop the forging of email addresses made with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name creates a particular record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP addresses of the servers which are permitted to send emails from mail boxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it goes through tests whether it originates from an approved server. In the event it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, however if it does not come from a server part of the SPF record for the particular domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody will mask an email address then make it look as if you're e-mailing spam messages. This method is also referred to as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Hosting

You'll be able to enable the SPF protection service for your domains with just a few clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all of our hosting service. This carried out via the section bearing the same name and you're able to allow the protection for any domain hosted on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a very user-friendly interface, all you have to type in is the hostname of the mail server that will be authorized to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to add several servers as well, when needed. In case your e-mails are managed by us, you may also employ an even more secure option by putting a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domain names have our MX records. This option cannot be applied if your web site is hosted here, while your emails are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will considerably improve your web protection and prevent other people from counterfeiting your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function comes with all semi-dedicated service, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud website hosting platform, you're able to use the service with ease for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a rather user-friendly interface, which means that you won't need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You will only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send out emails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be activated for the domain that you have selected. As an extra option, we'll also allow you to restrict your outgoing emails and protect your mailboxes even better by permitting messages to be sent only if the domain involved contains our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain have to be handled here and not by some other supplier. In this way you will get even superior control and there will not be any chance for anybody to fake your e-mails for harmful intentions.