SPF, which means Sender Policy Framework, is an e-mail safety system, which is used to confirm if an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Employing SPF protection for a domain will stop the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: activating this attribute for a domain name creates a specific record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which contains the IP of the servers which are allowed to send emails from mail boxes using the domain. The moment this record propagates globally, it will exist on all DNS servers that route the Internet traffic. Every time some e-mail message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an authorized server. When it does, it is sent to the destination address, yet when it doesn't originate from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's rejected. Thus nobody will mask an e-mail address and make it look as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

SPF protection can be enabled for each domain hosted in a cloud hosting account on our cloud platform with only a few clicks. The function can be found in the Emails section of our cutting-edge Hepsia Control Panel and all you need to enable it is to choose one of your domains from the drop-down menu and then enter the hostnames and the IPv4 or IPv6 addresses of the email servers that will be approved to send emails from your email addresses. As an added option you can even restrict the e-mails to be sent from your domain name only if it includes our MX records, i.e. if our servers manage the emails for it, not some third-party supplier. This feature will provide you with the best degree of safety, but it's not applicable if only your web site is on our servers while the emails for the domain are taken care of elsewhere. In either case, the SPF protection service will keep your emails secure from being used for spam and scam purposes.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are able to protect your email addresses by activating the SPF protection service for every domain hosted in your account with only a couple of clicks. This can be done through the Emails section of the Hepsia Control Panel which is provided with the semi-dedicated accounts and even when you have no previous experience with such matters, you will not have any kind of troubles to activate the security. The only things that you will have to do is to choose a domain from a drop-down list and after that type in the mail server hostname and IPv4 or IPv6 address. Once the new record propagates, messages from your emails will be mailed worldwide only if they were sent from that server. If your email addresses are handled by our company and not by a third-party supplier, you will also be able to take advantage of an option for email messages to be sent only if the domain name includes our MX records and the aforementioned would be the most secure option. In case you have any questions regarding thisfunction, you'll be able to get in touch with our technical support crew 24/7.