SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email protection system, which is is intended to confirm whether an e-mail message was sent by an authorized server. Using SPF protection for a domain will prevent the counterfeiting of email addresses generated with the domain. In layman's terms: activating this function for a domain name generates a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mailboxes under the domain. Once this record propagates worldwide, it will exist on all DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Every time a new e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it comes from an official server. If it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it does not originate from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it is rejected. Thus nobody can mask an e-mail address to make it appear as if you're sending spam messages. This technique is also termed email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domain names with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with all our cloud website hosting service. This carried out from the section with an identical name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain hosted on our hi-tech cloud platform. Using a really user-friendly interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be accredited to send messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Last, but not least, you can include several servers too, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are taken care of on our end, you may also use an even more risk-free option by setting a restriction that emails can be sent only when your domains include our MX records. This solution can't be applied in case your site is here, while the email addresses are with some third-party service provider. In either case, the SPF protection option will really improve your online security and stop others from spoofing your e-mail addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is featured with all semi-dedicated servers, so if you host your domains in an account on our cloud web hosting platform, you will be able to activate this particular service without difficulty for all of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated accounts, offers a very easy to use interface, which means that you will not need to be proficient in the use of computers to protected your e-mail addresses. You will simply have to type the hostname and the IP address of each mail server that you would like to be permitted to send out e-mails from your addresses and right after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you've chosen. As a further option, we will also give you the ability to control the outgoing e-mail messages and secure your mailboxes even better by allowing email messages to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the email messages for the domain name need to be managed here and not by some other provider. By doing this you will enjoy even superior control and there won't be a chance for someone to counterfeit your emails for harmful intentions.