SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an email security system, that is employed to verify if an email message was sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a particular domain name will prevent the faking of email addresses created with the domain. In simple words: enabling this function for a domain name generates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) containing the IP of the servers that are permitted to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. As soon as this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new email message is sent, the first DNS server it uses verifies whether it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, yet if it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. In this way nobody will be able to mask an e-mail address then make it look as if you are sending spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for every domain name hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with no more than a few mouse-clicks. The function is available in the Emails section of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel and all it takes to enable it is to choose one of your domain names from a drop-down list and then type in the hostnames as well as the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the e-mail servers that will be certified to send email messages from your emails. As an additional option you may also restrict the messages to be sent from your domain only when it includes our MX records, in other words if our servers handle the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This option provides you with the best degree of security, but it is not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while your emails for the domain are managed somewhere else. In either case, our SPF protection service will keep your email addresses risk-free from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you have a semi-dedicated server account with us, you will be able to secure your email addresses by enabling the SPF security service for any domain hosted in the account with just a few mouse-clicks. You can do this from the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel that is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even if you have no previous practical experience with these matters, you will not have any kind of trouble to activate the security. Everything that you will have to do will be to find a domain name from a drop-down list and after that type the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. As soon as the new record propagates, messages from your email addresses will be mailed globally only if they were sent from that particular server. When your email addresses are handled by our company and not by some third-party provider, you'll also be able to activate an option for emails to be mailed only if the domain has our MX records and the aforementioned is the most secure option. When you have any questions about thisfunction, you'll be able to contact our technical support team 24/7.