SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is used to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a certified server. Employing SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of emails generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) which includes the IP of the servers that are allowed to send e-mails from mail boxes under the domain. As soon as this record propagates globally, it exists on all the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Whenever an e-mail message is sent, the initial DNS server it uses verifies if it originates from an authorized server. In the event it does, it is forwarded to the destination address, however when it doesn't come from a server listed in the SPF record for the particular domain, it's discarded. In this way nobody will be able to mask an email address and make it appear as if you're e-mailing spam. This approach is also identified as email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Website Hosting

You're able to activate the SPF protection option for your domain names with a few clicks from the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our website hosting plans. This is performed through the section bearing the same name and you can enable the protection for each and every domain part of our revolutionary cloud hosting platform. Using a really handy interface, all you'll have to submit is the hostname of the mail server which will be approved to send messages from your e-mail addresses and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, it is possible to include several servers too, if needed. If your e-mail addresses are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of a more risk-free option by placing a restriction that e-mail messages can be sent only if your domains have our MX records. This alternative cannot be used if your site is here, while the email addresses are with some third-party service provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can considerably enhance your web security and stop others from counterfeiting your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection function is available with all of the Linux semi-dedicated servers, so when you host your domain names in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you will be able to use this particular service effortlessly for all your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes as standard with the semi-dedicated accounts, features a quite user-friendly interface, which means that you don't have to be proficient in the use of computers in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You'll only need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be permitted to send e-mails from your addresses and shortly after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an extra option, we will also give you the ability to limit your outgoing e-mail messages and protect your mailboxes further by permitting e-mail messages to be sent only when the domain involved has our MX records i.e. the emails for the domain need to be taken care of here and not by some other provider. By doing so you'll get even better control and there won't be a chance for somebody to counterfeit your email addresses for malicious uses.