SPF, which is an acronym for Sender Policy Framework, is an email safety system, which is designed to confirm whether an e-mail message is sent by a licensed server. Using SPF protection for a domain name will stop the forging of email addresses generated with the domain. In simple words: enabling this feature for a domain makes a special record in the Domain Name System (DNS) that contains the IP of the servers which are permitted to send email messages from mail boxes using the domain. When this record propagates worldwide, it exists on all of the DNS servers that direct the Internet traffic. Any time some email message is sent, the first DNS server it goes through checks whether it comes from an approved server. If it does, it's forwarded to the destination address, yet if it does not come from a server indexed in the SPF record for the domain, it's rejected. In this way nobody will mask an email address and make it look as if you are distributing spam messages. This method is also called email spoofing.

SPF Protection in Cloud Hosting

You are able to activate the SPF protection service for your domains with only a couple of clicks in the Hepsia Control Panel, which is provided with all of our cloud plans. This is done via the section bearing the same name and you are able to allow the protection for each domain part of our innovative cloud platform. Using a really handy interface, all you will have to type in is the hostname of the mail server which will be authorized to send out messages from your emails and its IPv4 or IPv6 address. Of course, you'll be able to add several servers too, when needed. In case your email addresses are managed on our end, you may also take advantage of a more risk-free option by putting a limit that emails can be sent only when your domains feature our MX records. This alternative cannot be applied if your website is hosted here, and the e-mail addresses are with a third-party provider. Either way, the SPF protection solution can strongly increase your web protection and stop other people from spoofing your email addresses.

SPF Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

The SPF protection feature is featured with all semi-dedicated hosting plans, so when you host your domains in an account on our cloud hosting platform, you are able to activate the service easily for any of your domains. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with the semi-dedicated accounts, has a quite easy to work with interface, which means that you won't have to be tech-savvy in order to secure your e-mail addresses. You will simply need to type the hostname and the IP of each mail server that you'd like to be certified to send out e-mails from your addresses and immediately after that the updated record will be active for the domain that you have selected. As an additional option, we'll also give you the ability to control the outgoing emails and secure your mailboxes even further by permitting emails to be sent only when the domain name in question includes our MX records i.e. the e-mail messages for the domain name should be managed by us and not by another supplier. By doing so you'll have even superior control and there will not be any chance for anyone to fake your e-mail addresses for malicious activities.